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We’re Igniting the Objectivist Student Movement!

Watch the update video here! This October, The Undercurrent hosted the first-ever student conference on Objectivism. We’ve got big plans for 2015, and we’ve already gotten started!

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The Cause of the Adjunct Crisis: How a Research Focus is Destroying Higher Education

The “adjunct crisis” has not grown out of the so-called corporatization of the university. Instead, the crisis is largely a product of the very assumption which both the author of the article and universities across the nation have swallowed: that research is valuable as an end in itself.

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Applications open for the 2014 The Undercurrent Student Conference!

Apply today! Lodging is FREE and travel scholarships to the first thirty accepted applicants.

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Announcing TU’s Spring 2014 Campaign Event! A Debate entitled, “Is the Welfare State Just?”

Best-selling author and Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, Don Watkins, will debate UW-Madison political scientist, Howard Schweber, on the morality of the welfare state.

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Webmaster Internship: Apply Today!

Intern TU and get paid! Learn more about TU’s Webmaster Internship, starting this spring!

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Of Zombies and Men: What the Apocalyptic Reveals about the Mainstream View of Wealth

Men are not zombies doomed to mindlessly consume their fellows. In a society where people are free to trade or not as they wish, all transfers of wealth are for mutual benefit.

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Spring 2014 Editorial Internship: Apply Today!

Write for TU and get paid $1000! Learn more about TU’s Editorial Internship for the Spring of 2014.

Fishy Dealings From the FDA

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Fishy Dealings From the FDA

The FDA’s Presumption to Regulate Keeps Valuable Products off the Market The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article on the recent FDA hearings about genetically engineered (GE) salmon: “U.S. government food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it’s OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for Americans […]

China’s Growing Economy: a Value or a Threat?

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China’s Growing Economy: a Value or a Threat?

China has reportedly overtaken Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Many react to China’s ascendance by warning that America is in “danger” of being “overtaken”. On this view, the fact that some people gain more means that others necessarily have less. This question was raised in a recent discussion on NPR: JOFFE-WALT: And I […]

Campus Media Response: The Freedom to Produce: Both Moral and Practical

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Campus Media Response: The Freedom to Produce: Both Moral and Practical

In an article appearing in UC Berkeley’s Daily Californian, Andrew Glidden describes the scope of the absurdity of our nation’s current environmental regulatory system, from its recent prohibition of Kevin Costner’s oil salvaging machines, to the pending regulation of all carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. After suggesting that the cost […]

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