“A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease: Planning for the Next Pandemic” is the Ayn Rand Institute’s white paper on America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, authored by the Institute’s chief philosophy officer, Onkar Ghate. This episode presents the white paper, in which ARI’s Onkar Ghate argues that government’s powers to contain pandemics should be clearly defined and limited by objective law so as to respect and protect individual freedoms.
A more complete introduction is available at the New Ideal website
. A followup article is available here
, published 5 months later.
Articles mentioned during the video intro are, COVID19: A Path Forward
and Protest? Visit Grandma? The pandemic’s next phase means weighing risks and values.