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The Incredible, Edible Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) (Part 1) (MP3 download)

From salmon, rice and bananas to corn, papaya and apples, the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat for over twenty years. Using our understanding of genetics, biologists have made precise and targeted changes to the genomes of plants to protect them from insects and weeds and to solve a myriad of other problems farmers have faced for...See More

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 01) [PDF]

“Deregulation Comes to Broadcasting”: the move to take away the FCC’s powers—and why the “consumerists” are opposed to it. This issue also contains a “Statement of Purpose.” Publication date: October 1, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 02) [PDF]

“Cutting Down the FTC”: the FTC’s attempt to ban TV commercials aimed at children. The government as parent? “Legal Trends”: government expropriation of private land; a suit claiming that technology is not in the “public interest”; a surprising antitrust ruling. Publication date: October 15, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 03) [PDF]

“Oil, Profits and Demagoguery”: the distorted coverage of oil company profits and rising gasoline prices. “Demagoguery, Part 2”: the “windfall profits” tax and the Carter administration’s anti-energy policy. Publication date: November 1, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 04) [PDF]

“Lawyers as Public Servants”: a proposal to make “pro bono” work a legal requirement for all lawyers. “An Energy Story the Press Hasn’t Told”: why the news media always depict Mobil Oil as a villain and Ralph Nader as a hero. Publication date: November 15, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 05) [PDF]

“Standing Up to the FTC”: the FTC goes after businessman Joe Sugarman—who fights back and goes after the FTC. “Postscript to Herb Schmertz”: Mobil Oil’s vice president takes a leave of absence—to work on Edward Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Publication date: December 1, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 06) [PDF]

“Subsidizing Ideas”: the advertising industry produces a tax-supported, “non-partisan” explanation of inflation. “Energy Mobilization Board”: government’s control over all energy production. “New Frontier for the FCC”: forcing broadcasters to devote a certain amount of air time to educating children. Publication date: December 15, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 07) [PDF]

“Gasoline Rationing”: discouraging production and making the government the ultimate distributor of all gasoline. “Selectively Applied Rights”: the presumption of innocence for terrorists—and of guilt for businessmen. Publication date: January 1, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 08) [PDF]

“Moscow Olympics”: the Soviet “cleanup” campaign for its Potemkinized Olympic Village. “Budget Balancing”: the virtues—and flaws of the balanced-budget movement. “Gold Standard”: the gold bandwagon gains political respectability. “Appeasement in Iran”: how U.S. foreign policy permitted an unarmed Iranian mob to capture a well-fortified American embassy. Publication...See More

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 09) [PDF]

“FCC Shows Its Powers”: broadcasters discover how easily their licenses can be removed by the FCC. “Tests and Racism”: a suit to disqualify a police aptitude test because an insufficient quota of blacks passes it. “Progress Report”: an update on subjects covered in past issues of TIA. Publication date: February 15, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 10) [PDF]

“Price Controls”: Support support for price controls grows—among people who oppose it in principle. “Paternalism of the FTC”: “protecting” the people from honest advertising. Publication date: March 1, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 11) [PDF]

“Carter’s Budget: Illusions and Realities”: There is more, and less, to the President’s budget that meets the eye. “The Draft”: The liberal-conservative coalition to revive military conscription. Publication date: April 1, 1980

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