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May 17, 2013 -- Aaron Day and Ed Hudgins will speak at this premiere libertarian event, scheduled for July 10-13, at Cesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
May 17, 2013 -- Day will speak on the topic of "Open vs. Closed Objectivism"
May 17, 2013 -- "Values and Virtues" is the third in a five-part series on the practical application of Objectivism
The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on the Practical Application of Objectivist Epistemology
May 17, 2013 -- "Focusing on Reality" is the second in a five-part series on Objectivism
May 17, 2013 -- "Living for Yourself" explores the purpose of a system of ethics and what individuals should look for in choosing one. It is the first in a five-part series on Objectivism.
Judge Alex Kozinski to Speak at 2013 Atlas Summit, a 3-day conference sponsored by The Atlas Society
May 16, 2013 -- Kozinski will speak on electronic privacy and how individuals can avoid governmental violations of privacy.
May 16, 2013 -- "Trader Vic" will speak on "The Coming Hyperinflation." The Atlas Summit is a 3-day conference sponsored by The Atlas Society.
April 26, 2013 -- This one-hour video lecture focuses on the virtue of integrity, from an Objectivist philosophical perspective
April 15, 2013 -- The Atlas Summit, a three-day event produced by The Atlas Society, will feature John Stossel, Wall St. legend Victor Sperandeo, and Steve Davis of SpaceX. More than 30 sessions on topics ranging from economics to politics to white collar crime will be presented.
April 06, 2013 -- This video is the second in a series on the major virtues of the Objectivist philosophy. Philosopher and economics professor William R Thomas of The Atlas Society is the presenter.
April 06, 2013 -- "The Virtue of Pride" is the first of a series of 6 videos to be published by the Atlas Society on the major Objectivist virtues.
April 06, 2013 -- "Truth and Toleration: Twenty Years Later" presents an overview of Objectivism from its early roots to the current day. David Kelley, a key Objectivist leader, is the presenter in this video
The Atlas Society Publishes Video of Debate between Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and Philosopher David Kelley
April 06, 2013 -- Is self-interest enough to create personal happiness or a good society? This was the topic of debate at the 2011 FreedomFest in Las Vegas.
April 05, 2013 -- The two-part video series, "The Perception of Causality" features philosopher David Kelley. Kelley is the author of " The Evidence of the Senses."
April 05, 2013 -- "Time for the GOP to invite social conservative extremists to leave the party, " says Atlas Society Scholar Edward Hudgins.
March 27, 2013 -- The Atlas Society will hold a live, interactive webinar on April 1, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. exploring the phenomena of various "Galt's Gulch" communities
March 26, 2013 -- Atlas Shrugged Part 3 to Begin Principal Photography Fall 2013
The Atlas Society Republishes In-depth Report: "The Persuasion of Nixon: How Objectivists helped to end the military draft"
March 20, 2013 -- In the mid-1960s, a handful of individuals from Ayn Rand’s inner circle set out to end the draft. Just how powerful was their influence over Nixon?
Republicans and Libertarians: What does the future hold? The Atlas Society presents a special webinar on March 25, 2013
March 20, 2013 -- Clashes between the establishment wing of the GOP and libertarians are making headlines. Will Libertarians make headway in shaping the GOP's policy initiatives?
March 11, 2013 -- The Conservative Political Action Conference has banned GOProud, a gay Republican group, from participating in its March 14-16th annual meeting, even as dozens of prominent Republicans sign a brief in favor of same-sex unions for a Supreme Court case.
January 16, 2013 -- In the video "Reaching for the Stars" veteran publisher Kerry O'Quinn discusses tactics for attaining personal goals.
January 14, 2013 -- This two-part video series explores the history and future of capitalism. The presenter is Guillermo Pineda, founder of the Center for the Study of Capitalism in Guatemala.
The Atlas Society Publishes Video on the Values in Atlas Shrugged and How They Relate to Career Goals and Development
January 14, 2013 -- In this video, William R Thomas examines the values expressed in the novel Atlas Shrugged and discusses the value of a career of productive work. The video was filmed at The Atlas Society's 2012 Atlas Summit.
January 12, 2013 -- "Wild Flowers," a play by Chicago playwright John Enright, has been published in video form by The Atlas Society. The widely praised play was discussed at the Society's 2012 Atlas Summit, where Enright was featured a guest speaker.
January 12, 2013 -- Life coach Dr. Joel Wade shares strategies for effective self-improvement in this educational video published by The Atlas Society.
January 11, 2013 -- What government policies can be effective in fostering entrepreneurship? What role do immigration and education policies play? In this video presentation, author, philosopher, and entrepreneur Stephen Hicks addresses these issues and reveals how the Objectivist perspective offers a guide to progress.
"Economic Warfare" --The Atlas Society Releases Video Presentation by Financier and Author Ziad Abdelnour
January 11, 2013 -- In this video released by The Atlas Society, Ziad Abdelnour, CEO and President of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., describes values and practices individuals can cultivate in order to become wealthy and productive. Mr. Abdelnour is the author of the book,"Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics."
January 11, 2013 -- What is the inner experience of personal freedom? What role does volition play in it and how can "will power" be increased? These questions, so fundamental to effective living, are addressed by scholar David Kelley in a video published by The Atlas Society.
December 18, 2012 -- The Atlas Society has published a video of a presentation on the backdated options scandals that rocked the business world. The presentation was made at its annual Atlas Summit conference.
December 17, 2012 -- Education pioneer and author Marsha Familaro Enright examines Ayn Rand's use of the word "selfishness" to describe the ethic of rational self-interest.
November 28, 2012 -- Under the leadership of CEO Aaron Day The Atlas Society has launched a new online education venture called Atlas University.
November 26, 2012 -- "Atlas Shrugged" continues to be a popular novel, and since the economic downturn thousands of news articles have cited the book, its author, and the philosophy of Objectivism. Now visitors to http://www.atlassociety.org/atlas-shrugged can explore the history, themes, and ideas of the novel.
November 25, 2012 -- Popular forum will feature sci-fi novelist Cory Doctorow, technology correspondent Declan McCullagh, among others.
November 08, 2012 -- In response to the releection of Obama to the presidency of the United States, The Atlas Society, a philosophy non-profit, has published a short, analytical OpEd.
"Who is John Galt?" The Atlas Society Releases a Video Commentary on a Key Scene from Atlas Shrugged Part 2
November 02, 2012 -- In this video commentary, David Kelley, founder of The Atlas Society, discusses the meaning of a key scene in Atlas Shrugged Part 2, in theaters now. In a conversation with a railroad engineer, Dagny Taggart gets one step closer to discovering the identity of John Galt.
Truth on the "47 Percent" --The Atlas Society Publishes a Commentary Addressing Romney's Controversial Remarks
October 31, 2012 -- Since the remarks made by Romney concerning the "47 percent" came to light, political ads and pundits have targeted those remarks for criticism. In this OpEd published by The Atlas Society, Ed Hudgins criticizes both camps for their response and policies.
Yes, President Obama, Ayn Rand is for Teens---and for Everyone Else. The Atlas Society publishes a response to the President's recent remarks.
October 30, 2012 -- In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama suggested that deep interest in Ayn Rand's works is a passing phase that teens go through. The Atlas Society, a promoter of Ayn Rand's philosophy, has published a short commentary as a response.
The Atlas Society will Host a Webinar Tonight, October 29, 2012, on "Politics and Regulation in Atlas Shrugged and Today"
October 29, 2012 -- This interactive webinar will be held tonight at 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT. There is no fee for the webinar. Instructor: William R Thomas, author of "Radical for Capitalism: The Political Thought of Ayn Rand."
The Atlas Society Publishes Video Commentary on "Root of Money" Scene from the Film Atlas Shrugged Part 2
October 25, 2012 -- The Taggart wedding is a key scene in the novel Atlas Shrugged, and at the core of the scene is the famed "Money speech" by Francisco d'Anconia. David Kelley, a consultant to the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 film and founder of The Atlas Society, shares clips from this scene and explains its significance. The Atlas Society published this video.
October 23, 2012 -- Actor Patrick Fabian plays James Taggart in the film Atlas Shrugged Part 2, in theaters now. David Kelley, a consultant to the Atlas Shrugged movie and the founder of the Atlas Society, is the interviewer.
October 22, 2012 -- Actress Kim Rhodes plays Lillian Rearden in the film Atlas Shrugged Part 2, in theaters now. David Kelley, a consultant to the Atlas Shrugged movie and the founder of the Atlas Society, conducts this entertaining interview with Rhodes.
October 19, 2012 -- The Trial of Hank Rearden is a key scene in the novel Atlas Shrugged and the new film, Atlas Shrugged Part 2. David Kelley, a consultant to the film and founder of The Atlas Society, shares clips from this scene and explains its significance. The Atlas Society published this video.
October 18, 2012 -- David Kelley interviews actor Jason Beghe on the character he plays in the film Atlas Shrugged Part 2, in theaters now. This video interview was published by The Atlas Society.
October 16, 2012 -- David Kelley interviews Samantha Mathis on the character she plays in the film Atlas Shrugged Part 2, in theaters now. This video interview was published by The Atlas Society.
October 15, 2012 -- David Kelley interviews actor Esai Morales on the character he plays in Atlas Shrugged Part 2, which opened in theaters on the weekend. Video produced by The Atlas Society.
October 11, 2012 -- Tonight, at one minute past midnight, showings of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 begin across America. David Kelley was deeply involved in advising on the script for the movie, making sure that it stayed true to the philosophical ideas found in Ayn Rand's blockbuster novel. Kelley is available for interviews and commenting
on the movie.
July 11, 2012 -- The Atlas Society has released an 8-minute interview with Congressman Allen West (R-FL), regarding how the novel Atlas Shrugged has influenced his thinking.
May 31, 2012 -- Behind-the-scenes account of the final filming days of the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 movie has been published by The Atlas Society.
May 10, 2012 -- The Atlas Society has published a new OpEd examining the nature of crony capitalism, how widespread it is, and what the solution to it is.
May 09, 2012 -- The Atlas Society (TAS) has published a behind-the-scenes report on the filming of Atlas Shrugged Part 2. The movie, based on Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged, is now in its 6th week of filming.
April 30, 2012 -- Following criticism from Catholic leaders, Rep. Paul Ryan's support of Ayn Rand's ideas is again under media scrutiny. Some reporters have referenced a Paul Ryan speech given in 2005 at an Atlas Society event, but the full audio of that speech has not been publicly available until now. The Society is now releasing the audio in order to encourage accuracy in reporting.
Lessons Not Learned From the Housing Crisis
April 24, 2012 -- Reckless greed or reckless compassion: which motive led to the debasing of lending standards? In a new article published by The Atlas Societya veteran analyst offers some key insights.
Harvard Professor pens economic defense of insider trading
March 21, 2012 -- While most policymakers and the general public believe that insider trading should be banned, economics professor Jeffery A. Miron shows why straightforward economic reasoning suggests the opposite. Article published by The Atlas Society.
Special Report: ObamaCare: Rx for Crisis
Healthcare correspondent David Hogberg reports on provisions within ObamaCare that "all but guarantee that no new physician-owned specialty hospitals (PSHs) will be built."
Smokin' Soul: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daptone Records
March 19, 2012 -- Award-winning author Sarah Perry tells the inspiring story behind soul singer Sharon Jones’s rise from corrections officer to world-touring artist and the small record label startup -Daptone Records- that put her on the map. An entrepreneur profile published by The Atlas Society.
Physician Says: "It’s Not About Contraceptives"
March 16, 2012 -- Jane Orient, M.D., explains why "access to birth control is not the issue, and religious freedom is only part of the picture."
DOJ vs APPLE: What Would Ayn Rand Say?
March 14, 2012 -- COMMENTATOR/RESOURCE AVAILABLE ON: The Wall St. Journal story of March 8, which reported that the Antitrust Division was threatening to sue Apple and publishers for fixing the price of e-books.
The Atlas Society Announces Three day Atlas Shrugged Themed Event From June 29-July 1, 2012, in the Elegant Setting of the Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.February 09, 2012 -- TAS's annual celebration of open Objectivism offers over 25 in-depth presentations and a special dinner event "Atlas Shrugged and the Struggle for Liberty" hosted by John Stossel, Host and Commentator for Fox Business
Announcing Atlas Shrugged Part 2 on Ayn Rand’s Birthday
February 03, 2012 -- The Atlas Society announces "Either-Or: Atlas Shrugged and the Future of Individualism" a timely Atlas Shrugged themed event to be held in Washington DC from June 29-July 1st View News Release
January 10, 2012 -- Ed Hudgins argues in recently published article that Rick Santorum is the Most Anti-Reagan Republican. As primary voting begins in New Hampshire, Hudgins is available now for interviews. View News Release
January 04, 2012 -- Effective immediately, a wide variety of positions are available for eager Ayn Rand enthusiasts to help promote Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom. View News Release
The Atlas Society Launches $1 Million Atlas Shrugged Capital Campaign and Publishes New Article Called Myth: Ayn Rand was an Elitist
December 21, 2011 -- According to Aaron Day, COO of the Atlas Society, "In 2012, the United States will either change course or move quickly toward a point of no return in the battle to preserve our generation’s remaining freedoms. The Atlas Society's involvement with the Atlas Shrugged movies and education of viewers about the ideas in the Atlas Shrugged Novel provides a huge opportunity to positively influence the fight for freedom." View News Release
December 07, 2011 -- In the new piece, Alexander Cohen argues that insider trading ought to be legal. There’s nothing wrong with trying to learn about businesses so that you can make your investment decisions on the basis of the best information—in fact, understanding situations so that you can take action based on the facts is an essential part of living as a human being. Yet this is what Raj Rajaratnam, who went to prison for 11 years on Monday (U.S. v Rajaratnam (09 Cr. 01184) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York), was sentenced for: Getting the best information he could and trading on it. View News Release
The Atlas Society Special Edition "Atlas Shrugged Part I" DVD Available Now, Rearden Metal Blu-Ray Available for Pre-Order
November 25, 2011 -- In time for Black Friday, The Atlas Society releases its own special edition of the DVD of the Atlas Shrugged Part I film as well the Pre-Order of the Rearden Metal Blu-Ray View News Release
November 22, 2011 -- While “Margin Call” is a serious movie that deals with serious issues. according to Larry E. Ribstein, an expert on films about business, it suffers from the same fundamental flaw as most other movies about business: the artists who made it distrust the businessmen who made their work possible. They see finance as a meaningless game, and they do not see how it offers moral choices comparable to other areas of life. View News Release