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Atlas Society Press Releases


The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on "Spiritual Fuel"

May 28, 2013 -- "Spiritual Fuel" is session five in a five-part series on the practical application of Objectivism

Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on Individual Rights

May 28, 2013 -- Individual Rights is the fourth in a five-part series on the practical application of Objectivism.

Atlas Society Leaders to Speak at FreedomFest in Las Vegas

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.

Atlas Society CEO Aaron Day Scheduled to Speak at Porcfest X

May 17, 2013 -- Day will speak on the topic of "Open vs. Closed Objectivism"

The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on Objectivist Values and Virtues

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

The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on Ethics

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.

 

Wall St. Legend Victor Sperandeo to Speak at Atlas Summit in Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2013 -- "Trader Vic" will speak on "The Coming Hyperinflation." The Atlas Summit is a 3-day conference sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Atlas Society Publishes Video on the Virtue of Integrity

April 26, 2013 -- This one-hour video lecture focuses on the virtue of integrity, from an Objectivist philosophical perspective

The Atlas Society Announces Program for its 2013 Atlas Summit

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.

The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Video on the Virtues of Rationality and Honesty

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.

The Atlas Society Publishes Video on "The Virtue of Pride"

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.

The Atlas Society Publishes Video Presentation on the History and State of the Objectivist Movement

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.

The Atlas Society Publishes Video Series on "The Perception of Causality"

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."


The Atlas Society Publishes OpEd on Social Conservatives in the GOP

April 05, 2013 -- "Time for the GOP to invite social conservative extremists to leave the party, " says Atlas Society Scholar Edward Hudgins.

The Atlas Society Announces a Webinar: "Galt's Gulch Now!"

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


Atlas Shrugged Heads into Production

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?


Hudgins Says to Sex-Obsessed Social Conservatives at CPAC: “Get over it!”

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.

The Atlas Society Publishes Video on Setting and Reaching Personal Goals

January 16, 2013 -- In the video "Reaching for the Stars" veteran publisher Kerry O'Quinn discusses tactics for attaining personal goals.


The Atlas Society Publishes Videos on "The History of Capitalism"

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.


The Atlas Society publishes video of "Wild Flowers" a play by John Enright

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.

The Atlas Society Publishes Video on Self-Improvement

January 12, 2013 -- Life coach Dr. Joel Wade shares strategies for effective self-improvement in this educational video published by The Atlas Society.

The Atlas Society Releases Video on "Objectivism, Public Policy, and Entrepreneurship"

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."

"The Experience of Freedom" --The Atlas Society Releases Video Lecture on Free Will

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.

 
New Atlas Society Video Focuses on Backdated Options Scandals

New Atlas Society Video Focuses on Backdated Options Scandals

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.
 

 

The AThe Atlas Society Publishes Educational Video on "The Problem of Selfishness"tlas Society Publishes Educational Video on "The Problem of Selfishness"

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.

 
Atlas Society Launches New Online Education Program in Philosophy

Atlas Society Launches New Online Education Program in Philosophy

November 28, 2012 -- Under the leadership of CEO Aaron Day The Atlas Society has launched a new online education venture called Atlas University.

Atlas Society Provides Online Resources to Explore Ayn Rand's Popular Novel "Atlas Shrugged"Atlas Society Provides Online Resources to Explore Ayn Rand's Popular Novel "Atlas Shrugged"

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.

Atlas Society CEO to speak at 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum

November 25, 2012 -- Popular forum will feature sci-fi novelist Cory Doctorow, technology correspondent Declan McCullagh, among others.

 

Election 2012: The Atlas Society Publishes Commentary on Re-election of Barack ObamaElection 2012: The Atlas Society Publishes Commentary on Re-election of Barack Obama

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"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.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"

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 2The 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.

Video Interview with Patrick Fabian (of Atlas Shrugged Part 2) Released by The Atlas SocietyVideo Interview with Patrick Fabian (of Atlas Shrugged Part 2) Released by The Atlas Society

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.

Video Interview with Kim Rhodes (of Atlas Shrugged Part 2) Released by The Atlas SocietyVideo Interview with Kim Rhodes (of Atlas Shrugged Part 2) Released by The Atlas Society

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.

The Atlas Society Announces Aaron Day as New CEO and Appoints New Board of Advisors

Atlas Society Announces Aaron Day as New CEO and Appoints New Board of Advisors

October 19, 2012 -- New Additions to Seize on the Resurgence of Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, and Objectivism

 

The Atlas Society Publishes Video Commentary on Key Atlas Shrugged Movie Scene

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.

Video interview with Jason Beghe (Atlas Shrugged Part 2) publishedVideo interview with Jason Beghe (Atlas Shrugged Part 2) published

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.
 
 

Video interview with actress Samantha Mathis of Atlas Shrugged Part 2

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.

 
 

Video Interview with Actor Esai Morales of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 PublishedVideo Interview with Actor Esai Morales of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Published

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.

Atlas Society Founder Available for Interviews About Atlas Shrugged Part 2 MovieAtlas Society Founder Available for Interviews About Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Movie

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.

Video Interview: Rep. Allen West Discusses the Influence of Atlas ShruggedVideo Interview: Rep. Allen West Discusses the Influence of Atlas Shrugged

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.

Account of Final Filming Days for Atlas Shrugged Part 2 published

Account of Final Filming Days for Atlas Shrugged Part 2 published

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.

 

"Crony capitalism" Examined in Light of Campaign Rhetoric

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.

 

On the Set of Part 2 of the Atlas Shrugged Movie

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.
 

The Atlas Society Releases Audio of Rep. Paul Ryan Speech on Ayn Rand

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.

Smokin' Soul: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daptone Records

 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 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? 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.

 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

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


The Atlas Society Publishes New Article:  Rick Santorum: The Most Anti-Reagan Republican

The Atlas Society Publishes New Article: Rick Santorum: The Most Anti-Reagan Republican

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

Now Hiring: Washington, DC Based The Atlas Society Announces 5 New Job Openings

Now Hiring: Washington, DC Based The Atlas Society Announces 5 New Job Openings

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

Now Hiring: Washington, DC Based The Atlas Society Announces 5 New Job Openings

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

The Atlas Society's Business Rights Center Announces New Article "The Morality of Insider Trading"

The Atlas Society's Business Rights Center Announces New Article "The Morality of Insider Trading"

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

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

Professor  Larry E. Ribstein Reviews "Margin Call" for The Atlas Society's Business Rights Center

Professor Larry E. Ribstein Reviews "Margin Call" for The Atlas Society's Business Rights Center

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

 

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