RachelWasWrong.org is hosted by the Competitive Enterprise institute, a free-market public policy group in Washington, D.C. As advocates of liberty, we believe that the freedom to access and develop technology is critical in efforts to improve human well-being. We understand that technologies—like everything—carry risks. Yet such risks can be managed, while the risks stagnation are often far more serious.
This website addresses the dangers associated with anti-technology views, as embodied in Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Such views pervade much of modern-day environmental literature, and have actually become part of the world’s conventional wisdom. The materials on this site focus on showing the dangers to such extreme perspectives, demonstrating a serious need to rethink this approach.
CEI is working in partnership with several other groups on the content for this site. These include:
Africa Fighting Malaria
American Council on Science and Health
Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Congress of Racial Equality
Liberty Institute, India