Dr. Richard Salsman is an assistant professor of political economy at Duke University, founder and president of InterMarket Forecasting, Inc., a senior fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, and senior scholar at The Atlas Society. In the 1980s and 1990s he was a banker at the Bank of New York and Citibank and an economist at Wainwright Economics. He speaks frequently before pro-liberty student groups, including Students for Liberty (SFL), Young Americans for Liberty(YAL), Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), and the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and currently hosts a monthly webinar and podcast for students entitled Morals & Marketswhich explores the intersections between ethics, politics, economics, and markets relating to contemporary issues and current events. FULL BIO
Salsman's Preferred Topics for Speaking Engagements: "The moral superiority of capitalism", "Ayn Rand's The virtue of selfishness", "Ayn Rand’s case for objectivity", "The Economics and Politics of Cryptocurrencies", Three roads to capitalism: conservatism, libertarianism, objectivism", "Free market money and banking systems", "Why capitalism isn’t cronyism", "Trumpism as America's Future: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", "The virtue of profit-seeking and profit-making", "The productive prowess of the financial sector", "Public finance in despotic versus free societies", “Stakeholder” capitalism is fascistic, "Capitalism’s fallacious foes", "Why environmentalism is anti-capitalism", The impossibility of “anarcho-capitalism”, "The immorality of the welfare state, Why inequality of outcomes is just"
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
Stephen R. C. Hicks, Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society, as well as the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship also at Rockford University. In 2010, he won his university's Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Hicks has been interviewed alongside the likes of Jordan B. Peterson, James Lindsay, and Glenn Beck. He currently curates The Atlas Society’s Atlas Intellectuals Coursesand hosts a monthly Atlas Intellectuals webinar! FULL BIO
Hicks' Preferred Topics for Speaking Engagements: "Postmodernism", "Philosophy", "Philosophies of Education", "Economic Freedom", "Famous Philosophers and their works"; (anyone from Marx and Engels, to Mussolini, Gentile, Kant, Hegel, Foucault, Nietzsche, and Ayn Rand), "Capitalism's Friends and Foes", "Ethics", "Objectivism"
Hill's Preferred Topics for Speaking Engagements: "Leading in the Midst of Chaos: Outlining America’s New Manifest Destiny, "5 Definitive Ways to Defeat the Equity, Reparations, and Diversity Claims", "Why I Think America is No Longer a Racist Country: An Immigrant’s Personal Testimony", "Capitalism as the Cure for Racism and “Racial Justice”
Tracinski's Preferred Topics for Speaking Engagements: "Ayn Rand's Answer for Our Woke Era," "What if the World Isn't Ending? The Lessons of Human Progress," "Reading Plato to Own the Libs," "Pathological Altruism and Toxic Charity: The Case for the Morality of Self-Interest," "Reason and Freedom," "Five Things Conservatives Can Learn from Ayn Rand"
Senior Fellow & Director of Sociedad Atlas
Antonella Marty is the Director of Sociedad Atlas and Senior Fellow at The Atlas Society and is the host of the Hablemos Libertad podcast\, as well as author of four books: The Intellectual Populist Dictatorship (2015), What Every Revolutionary of the 21st Century Should Know (2018), Capitalism: Antidote to Poverty (2019) and The Libertarian Handbook (2021). FULL BIO
Jennifer A. Grossman
Jennifer Anju Grossman -- JAG-- became the CEO of the Atlas Society in March of 2016. Since then she’s shifted the organization's focus to engage young people with the ideas of Ayn Rand in creative ways. Prior to joining The Atlas Society, she served as Senior Vice President of Dole Food Company, launching the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education organization— at the behest of Dole Chairman David H. Murdock. She also served as Director of Education at the Cato Institute, and worked closely with the late philanthropist Theodore J. Forstmann to launch the Children's Scholarship Fund. A speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush, Grossman has written for both national and local publications. She graduated with honors from Harvard. FULL BIO
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