TSU Hosts CFACT Speaker Dr. Aravinda Karunaratne

Recently, CFACT Driessen Fellow Virginia King took on the challenge of educating her peers about the importance of a free market in preserving the planet. To do this, she hosted guest speaker Dr. Aravinda Karunaratne.

Dr. Karunaratne, who holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Georgia gave an enthralling presentation to a room full of students from Texas State University, a school known for having a vocal socialist movement. The speaker demonstrated the comparison in environmental impact between nations with a socialist economy versus those with a free market. The ecological comparison was devastating to the narrative the left-wing students had been espousing.

One student expressed, “I was shocked to see how many species had been brought back from the brink of extinction by creating a market for them. Like, you would think a financial incentive for them would wipe them out faster, but it encourages responsible maintenance.”