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A Writer

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  • CatoAudio, 1-Month Subscription

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    CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.

    Tobin says: "Great If You're a Libertarian"
    "This is NOT NEWS"
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    It's right wing propganda. Unfortuntately I had hoped to hear a thoughtful discussion of the issues, presenting all sides and an unbiased view. What I heard was extremely biased opinions and statments that the CATO institute claimed to be fact, but did not match the facts published in such news sources as the New York Times, CNN, NPR and the Wall Street Journal. If you are a conservative who wishes to hear opinion that caters to your view, this audio subscription may be right for you. If you are middle of the road or liberal, or if you want unbiased information, look elsewhere.

    24 of 93 people found this review helpful
  • Enough: Setting Limits on Human Genetic Technology

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bill McKibben
    • Narrated By Bill McKibben
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    Bill McKibben, examines the dangers inherent in an array of technologies that threaten not just our survival, but our identity. Imagine a future where lab workers can reprogram human embryos to make our children "smarter" or "more sociable" or "happier." Enough examines such possibilities, and explains how we can avoid their worst consequences while still enjoying the fruits of our new scientific understandings.

    Ross says: "The world is fine. Why try to improve it?"
    "Well read, well thought out"
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    Bill McKibben takes on the topic of genetic modification, nanotechnology and robotics and sets them contextually in the scheme of human development. He alleges that we are at the elbow of a geometric expansion of technology, and at the verge of taking a huge and dangerous step with the modification of not only human genetics but with the manipulation of all matter on earth. For those who are wondering if cloning is a good idea, if genetically "improving" humans is near at hand, and for those interested in having children, this is a must-read book and/or must-listen audiobook

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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