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At this time I was working summers to pay for my art education, and I had painted a large still life, and I still remember how proud I was

Feb 2, 2017
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Michael Newberry
5 Mins
Editor's Desk: Just Do It

Fall 2011 issue -- A kick-ass half is better than a half-assed whole, quip the founders of 37Signals in their book Rework. They were referri

Oct 26, 2016
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3 Mins
Video to Rectify Minimal Understanding of Minimum Wage

Quick quiz: If you jack up the price of something, do you think people will buy more or less of it? Apparently, the obvious answer “Less!”..

Jul 26, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Five Ayn Rand Questions for Grover Norquist

I run American for Tax Reform, the group that shares the Taxpayer Protection Pledge with all candidates. We ask them to commit in writing

Jul 14, 2016
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3 Mins
Sharing Economy Failure and Prosperity

Many “sharing economy” firms are in trouble! Venture capitalists have lost millions! It’s the beauty of capitalism, improving our lives...

Apr 1, 2016
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5 Mins
Disney’s Zootopia Teaches Kids about Inept Government


The popular Disney kid-flick Zootopia does something unusual for Hollywood: it takes a swipe at government...

Mar 29, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Living an Extraordinary Life | A profile of Lauren Zander

The biggest moment of her life was about to arrive, and Katie Torpey didn’t even care. It was a Saturday night in Los Angeles, and Katie

Feb 11, 2016
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Sarah Perry
8 Mins
SpaceX Sticks the Landing

SpaceX, the rocketry startup founded by Elon Musk, succeeded on December 21, 2015 in bringing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back

Dec 22, 2015
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3 Mins
The Robots of Labor Day

Robots are special types of machines. They’re programmed electro-mechanical devices that perform various physical functions, ideally better

Sep 2, 2015
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Edward Hudgins
5 Mins
The American Ethic of Success

America was founded on the idea of liberty, and it succeeded because Americans highly valued individualism and achievement. But when

Aug 29, 2015
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2 Mins
Romanticist Writers Panel

Atlas Summit 2015 - Four fiction writers who write in the Romanticist tradition form a discussion panel to narrate their personal writing

Aug 24, 2015
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2 Mins
"Selling" Ayn Rand's Ideas

Atlas Summit 2015 -- In the decade and a half since the publication of What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand, Louis Torres and Michel

Aug 3, 2015
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Michelle Marder Kamhi
2 Mins
An Open Letter to J.K. Rowling

Ms. Rowling, your Cinderella story is legendary. As the article summarizes it: “Her life now is, naturally, very different from the hand-...

Jul 31, 2015
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Robert James Bidinotto
4 Mins
Four Facts for Human Achievement Day

July 20 is the anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, the first lunar landing...

Jul 20, 2015
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5 Mins
Playboy cites The Atlas Society

Within days of having re-published Alvin Toffler's historic interview with Ayn Rand, Playboy upped the pleasure factor with this impish take

Jul 15, 2015
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2 Mins
"The Literary Art of Ayn Rand" now in ebook form

We're pleased to announce that we have published a second edition of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand. The first edition of Literary Art grew

Jul 9, 2015
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3 Mins
The Atlas Society at FreedomFest!

The Atlas Society is proud to be a Preferred Platinum sponsor at this year’s Freedom Fest! Freedom Fest is an annual festival in Las Vegas

Jul 7, 2015
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3 Mins
Ex Machina movie review

As work in robotics and merging man and machine accelerates, we can expect more movies on this theme. Some, like Transcendence, will be

May 12, 2015
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Edward Hudgins
6 Mins
Eggs, Global Warming, and Science

The arguments for man-made global warming remind me of the argument that eating eggs causes heart disease. ..

May 11, 2015
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3 Mins
Google's Pony Express & an Objectivist Theory of Video Games

Around midnight on April 14th, 1860, the rider on the first westbound run of the Pony Express clattered into San Francisco, California, on..

May 3, 2015
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6 Mins
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