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The Dangerous Thinking Behind Pandemic Partisanship

Partisan loyalty about current medical and political controversies is driven by defensive false-choice thinking, not evidence.

A Poem for Trying Times: Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”

Ayn Rand was a novelist and a connoisseur of fiction. By her own admission she was “not an admirer of poetry” and found it “impossible to discuss.” Even so, after saying this in a Q&A session, she went on to describe one of her favorite poems. . .

A Look Back at ARI’s Response to the Pandemic

ARI applied Objectivist principles in generating 2020’s best solutions to the complex social problems of the pandemic.

Dr. Amesh Adalja: Evaluating the Vaccine Rollout

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo interviews Dr. Amesh Adalja, a well-known expert on pandemic preparedness, about the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and other pandemic updates. Among other topics, they cover: The level of. . .

Lifting the Lockdowns

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Onkar Ghate discuss the lifting of the lockdowns and whether they were justified in the first place. Among the topics covered: The current state of the pandemic and recent policy decisions;The. . .

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic: Creators of Our Digital Age

Emergency rooms are jammed with COVID-19 patients, fighting for their lives. Doctors, nurses, and front-line healthcare workers are receiving much-deserved praise and appreciation, even though (as I argued in earlier article) they’re still under. . .

The Freedom to Fight Infectious Disease

Let’s face it. America’s governmental response to Covid-19 is a fiasco. Who is to blame? If you ask New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, it’s Donald Trump and . . . wait for it . . . Ayn Rand. . .