We honored Peter Diamandis with The Atlas Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2020 gala for his vision and shared his life story in our Draw My Life video, “My Name is Peter Diamandis.” Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation along with several ventures in the space tourism and communication space, Diamandis is also a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of four books: Abundance - The Future is Better Than You Think, BOLD - How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World, The Future is Faster Than You Think and his latest book with Tony Robbins: Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love. In speaking with our CEO Jennifer Grossman on March 16, 2022, Peter discussed the power of a positive mindset, the future of exponential technologies, and why Atlas Shrugged became his “bible” in his entrepreneurial journey. Watch the interview HERE or check out the transcript below.
America at her best loves liberty and respects rights, prizes individualism, eschews racism, disdains tyranny, extolls constitutionalism, and respects the rule of law. Her “can-do” spirit values science, invention, business, entrepreneurialism, vibrant cities, and spreading prosperity. At her best, America welcomes immigrants who seek to embrace the American way, as well as trade with foreigners who create products we want. And she is willing to wage war if necessary to protect the rights of her citizens—but not self-sacrificially nor for conquest.
Economics is widely regarded today as dry, lifeless, boring. But given what economics properly studies, this should not be the case. Economics studies the production and exchange of material values in a division of labor society. We live in a material world; we produce material values in order to live and prosper; and we exchange these values for those produced by others in order to live even better lives. In other words, economics studies one of the major means by which people live and achieve happiness. Why, then, do so many people regard this science as boring? And what could remedy the situation?
This tightly packed but eminently graspable guidebook is full of original ideas for highly personal, deeply spiritual happiness appealing to both religious and nonreligious individuals. Basing its premises in values—and everyone has values--it offers broad avenues and private pathways to achieve sustained, empowering, exalted, and expansive “Soul Celebration” experiences that are singular to every individual because each person’s value system is theirs alone. It also offers smaller “Spiritual Snacks” providing instantly available, delectable bits of spiritual nourishment and inspirational energy for “spur-of-the-moment” experiencing the wondrous joys of being alive in today’s whirlwind world.
There is a common belief among left-wing "progressives" that failure to enforce the inheritance tax will result in increased income disparities among racial, ethnic and social groups. The tax is a way of allocating the already-taxed income of wealth creators among the general population in a manner, it is imagined, that will ease society toward the moral position any fair and just society ought to occupy: one that has achieved total equity among groups, and one that establishes metaphysical egalitarianism as an appropriate characteristic of the human condition.
Robert Bryce is a Texas-based author, journalist, film producer, public speaker, and host of the Power Hungry Podcast who has spent decades focused on the energy industry. As a longtime skeptic of renewable energy, Bryce discussed his recent book, A Question of Power, and documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, along with his analysis of the 2021 Texas power crisis in this April 27th, 2022 interview with our CEO Jennifer Grossman.
Only states have the power to create zero-sum political favors, disfavors, and cronies. Cronyism isn’t a brand of capitalism, but a symptom of hybrid systems; interventionist states that heavily influence socioeconomic results actively invite lobbying by those who are most affected and can most afford it (the rich and powerful). But the root problem of favoritism isn’t one of demanders who bribe, but of suppliers who extort.
In the subsequent months I read scores of articles of children in K-12 public schools being taught about America created out of stolen lands. I heard Vice President Kamala Harris deliver remarks on the day after Columbus Day, or what has come to be known as ‘Indigenous Day….’ Harris accused the United States of ushering in a ‘wave of devastation for tribal nations, perpetuating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease.'