Freedom versus Bioethics

Ronald Bailey (born November 23, 1953) is an American libertarian science writer and author and editor of books on economics, ecology and biotechnology.

Bailey attended the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.A. in philosophy and economics in 1976. He worked briefly as an economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. From 1987 to 1990 he contributed articles to Forbes. Bailey worked as a reporter for The Tico Times in San José, Costa Rica during 1990 and 1991.[3] His articles and reviews have appeared in national newspapers and magazines and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing anthology series.[1][4] Bailey was the founding producer of the PBS series Think Tank and has produced or co-produced several series and documentaries for PBS television and ABC News. Since 1997 he has been a science correspondent for Reason magazine. Bailey was the 1993 Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

He has lectured at Harvard University, Rutgers University, McGill University, University of Alaska, Université du Québec, the Cato Institute, the Instituto de Libertad y Desarrollo (Chile), and the American Enterprise Institute. A column he wrote in 2004, “The battle for your brain” received a Southern California Journalism award from the Los Angeles Press Club and was included in the book,The Best of American Science and Nature Writing 2004. Bailey testified before a congressional sub-committee in 2004 on, “The Impact of Science on Public Policy.” In 2006 he was on the shortlist of nominees of “personalities who have made the most significant contributions to biotech in the last ten years” compiled by the editors of Nature Biotechnology.

Freedom versus Bioethics

Publish Date

March 8, 2010

Presenter(s)

Ronald Bailey

Video Length

01:04:44

Ronald Bailey (born November 23, 1953) is an American libertarian science writer and author and editor of books on economics, ecology and biotechnology.

Bailey attended the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.A. in philosophy and economics in 1976. He worked briefly as an economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. From 1987 to 1990 he contributed articles to Forbes. Bailey worked as a reporter for The Tico Times in San José, Costa Rica during 1990 and 1991.[3] His articles and reviews have appeared in national newspapers and magazines and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing anthology series.[1][4] Bailey was the founding producer of the PBS series Think Tank and has produced or co-produced several series and documentaries for PBS television and ABC News. Since 1997 he has been a science correspondent for Reason magazine. Bailey was the 1993 Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

He has lectured at Harvard University, Rutgers University, McGill University, University of Alaska, Université du Québec, the Cato Institute, the Instituto de Libertad y Desarrollo (Chile), and the American Enterprise Institute. A column he wrote in 2004, “The battle for your brain” received a Southern California Journalism award from the Los Angeles Press Club and was included in the book,The Best of American Science and Nature Writing 2004. Bailey testified before a congressional sub-committee in 2004 on, “The Impact of Science on Public Policy.” In 2006 he was on the shortlist of nominees of “personalities who have made the most significant contributions to biotech in the last ten years” compiled by the editors of Nature Biotechnology.