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Coronavirus Message from The Atlas Society

At a time when a highly infectious biological virus, the coronavirus, is spreading – as is an equally infectious psychological virus, panic – I wanted to take the opportunity to reach out with a message on what we at The Atlas Society are doing to respond to both.

Mar 22, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
Climate Change: A Moral Debate

There has been considerable debate on the science of climate change and global warming on both ends of the spectrum from “deniers” to “alarm

Apr 23, 2019
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John Vincent
6 Mins
Five Ayn Rand Questions for Robert Bradley

I am a classical-liberal intellectual, or at least a student of classical liberalism.I specialize in energy history and public policy. That

Jun 7, 2016
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3 Mins
The incredible story of 'depletable' minerals

Energy is central to Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand also chronicled how the 1970s energy crisis was at root philosophical: altruism-collectivism

Jun 6, 2016
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2 Mins
Earth Day’s Subtle Pollution

On the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, my high school class traveled to the Mall in D.C. to mark the occasion. Me? I skipped the trip

Apr 21, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Dishonest Attacks on Genetically Modified Organisms

For those who take their health seriously, it’s always a challenge to determine which claims are true and which are fiction. This task is

Apr 16, 2016
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Kevin Schooler
4 Mins
Eggs, Global Warming, and Science

The arguments for man-made global warming remind me of the argument that eating eggs causes heart disease. ..

May 11, 2015
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3 Mins
Secular Sharia Law in Indiana

Americans cannot tell the difference between ethics and politics. The Indiana religious freedom law—now being amended, it appears—has expos

Apr 1, 2015
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3 Mins
Samuel Insull: Human Dynamo

Atlas Summit 2014 -- He was, arguably, the most inspirational success story of the business era immediately preceding the New Deal. He was

Dec 15, 2014
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2 Mins
Climate Kerfuffle on Cosmos

I’m a big fan of the Cosmos reboot series, just as I was of the Carl Sagan original. But the host Neil deGrasse Tyson recently stumbled very

May 23, 2014
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Pope Francis: Beware of Earth Day Thinking

Pope Francis’s Easter message included a prayer to “Help us to overcome the scourge of hunger, aggravated by conflicts and by the immense

Apr 22, 2014
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Drilling Down into the Fracking Debate

September 20, 2013 -- In this State of the Culture update, William R Thomas and Edward Hudgins examine the opposition arrayed against....

Sep 30, 2013
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Edward Hudgins
Global Warming and Reckless Precaution

The soon-to-be released Fifth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will admit that computer predictions for

Sep 20, 2013
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Vanquishing Earth Hour Darkness

have energy for every modern convenience, and to encourage us rededicate ourselves to unleashing even more of it....

Mar 22, 2013
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Edward Hudgins
5 Mins
Solar Power versus Trees

I am a critic of subsidies for green technologies. I don't think it is at all certain how efficient technologies like solar and wind power

Jan 22, 2013
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3 Mins
Obama's Power Move: Scapegoating Speculators

On April 17, President Barrack Obama addressed Americans about rising prices of gasoline, now above $5.00 a gallon in parts of the country..

Apr 25, 2012
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Walter Donway
10 Mins
Don't Tilt at These Windmills

This weekend, the environment—Hurricane Irene, to be specific—took away my electric power. Beginning Saturday night, I had, in my apartment

Aug 30, 2011
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2 Mins
Al Gore's War on Children

I have long argued that the morally twisted beliefs of many environmentalists imply that humans are pollution and that the Earth would be...

Jun 22, 2011
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Elementary Lessons in Property Rights

Americans recently learned that this is more than a mere cliché; it’s a profound philosophical principle that is under fire from the very in

Mar 30, 2011
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Sovietizing America: How Sustainable Development Crushes the Individual

April/May 2005 -- An unrecognized threat to the liberty and prosperity of each American has spread throughout the country, taking root in

Mar 29, 2011
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Michael Shaw and Edward Hudgins
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