The Moral Bankruptcy of the Ayn Rand Institute’s Defense of “Big Tech”

Despite posting my condemnation of the Ayn Rand Institute a few years ago for their wretched tirades against President Donald Trump, and ARI’s de-facto alliance with the Left, it is necessary to condemn them once again. In light of recent events surrounding the activities of technology corporations (such as YouTube, Facebook, Google, and Paypal), a.k.a.… Read More The Moral Bankruptcy of the Ayn Rand Institute’s Defense of “Big Tech”

Leftist Terrorists Attack Yaron Brook and Sargon of Akkad in UK

Since the election of Donald Trump, the attitude of Ayn Rand Institute intellectuals toward the present day culture and the President has been surreal. Not only have they surrendered or downplay key aspects of Objectivism’s morality, ARI has also decided to treat certain political positions, like immigration, as intrinsic. Instead of Objectivism being a philosophy… Read More Leftist Terrorists Attack Yaron Brook and Sargon of Akkad in UK

Vaccination: An Essentialized History of an Essential Technology

Amesh Adalja, M.D., discusses the history of vaccination with special attention to the heroic figures who developed this technology. Particular consideration is given to the chain of reasoning leading to the first vaccine, as well as how the germ theory of disease led to a plethora of vaccines that allowed humans to experience a rapid… Read More Vaccination: An Essentialized History of an Essential Technology

Why GMO’s are good

Despite the perception that organic and non-GMO foods are the healthy option for you and your family, the truth is that the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat—making it safer, more nutritious and plentiful—for more than twenty years. As the public continues to be misinformed by activists and environmental groups,… Read More Why GMO’s are good

Global warming and environmentalism by the numbers

During 2009, The Heartland Institute held its Second International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-2). In this talk, Ayn Rand Institute Executive Director Dr. Yaron Brook, who has a Phd in finance, looks at the global warming issue and the environmentalist movement from an investor and environmentalist point of view and why people still support them.

Climate change reconsidered: A Heartland Institute briefing panel at the Ayn Rand Institute

During 2013 The Ayn Rand Institute hosted a panel discussion on the topic of climate change at its headquarters in Irvine, California. The event was moderated by Keith Lockitch and panelists were Joe Bast President and CEO of the Heartland Institute, Dr. S. Fred Singer, and Dr. Robert Carter. A video of the panel discussion… Read More Climate change reconsidered: A Heartland Institute briefing panel at the Ayn Rand Institute

Yaron Brook chews out a communist at a lecture in Poland

Ayn Rand Institute Executive Director Yaron Brook tells a communist how life really is under capitalism during a Q & A period after delivering a lecture at a university in Poland*. His answer also applies to environmentalists and he includes fossil fuels in his answer. Communists and environmentalists want to keep mankind poor and ultimately… Read More Yaron Brook chews out a communist at a lecture in Poland

Free Speech and the Danish Cartoons: A Panel Discussion

The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting has been mixed. Fortunately, the government of France has decided it will tackle Islamic totalitarianism and European countries like Germany have growing homeland defense movements. However, violent protests have broken out in the Muslim world. The events seen today are in many ways similar sense as what happened… Read More Free Speech and the Danish Cartoons: A Panel Discussion