Clubhouse Chats

Richard Salsman - Regulations Versus Rights

August 18, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D for a discussion on the conflict between regulations and rights, and the challenge posed by regulations to the value of a presumption of innocence.

Robert Tracinski - Pathological Altruism and the Age of Trauma

August 16, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski when he discusses the question: “Has everything become defined by victimhood and ‘trauma’ and why?”

Jason Hill - The Nature of Political Happiness

August 12, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Professor Jason Hill for a discussion on the nature of political happiness.

Robert Tracinski - Objectivism and Futurism

August 9, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski as he explores the questions: What is “futurism,” and what does philosophy have to tell us about what kind of future is possible?

Richard Salsman - Ask Me Anything - August 2022

August 4, 2022
Join Dr. Salsman for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he takes questions on Objectivism, monetary policy, politics, etc.

Robert Tracinski - The Lessons of Sri Lanka

August 2, 2022
Join our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on the events in Sri Lanka and what can be learned from it: "The economic collapse and political upheaval in Sri Lanka offers lessons about the dangers of both utopian environmentalism and populist authoritarianism."

Richard Salsman - Ask Me Anything About Objectivism

July 29, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he will be taking your questions on Objectivism.

David Kelley - What is Open Objectivism?

July 28, 2022
Join our founder, David Kelley, Ph.D for a special discussion in which Dr. Kelley defines Open Objectivism and how it differs from Closed Objectivism in several important respects.

Robert Tracinski - The Genghis Khan Problem

July 26, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion in which he seeks to address: "In a morality of self-interest, why wouldn’t Genghis Khan be the ideal? Why not be a criminal, a dictator, or a conqueror? Why would rational self-interest lead to an orderly and secure society?"

Jason Hill - Allegory, Propaganda and Didacticism in Ayn Rand's Novels Part 2

July 22, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Dr. Jason Hill for part 2 of a special two-part discussion of certain themes in Ayn Rand’s novels.

Robert Tracinski - Ask Me Anything - July 2022

July 19, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he fields your questions on Objectivism, foreign policy, politics, culture, and music.

Jason Hill - Allegory, Propaganda and Didacticism in Ayn Rand's Novels Part 1

July 15, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Dr. Jason Hill for part 1 of a special two-part discussion of certain themes in Ayn Rand’s novels.

Robert Tracinski - Post-Scarcity Economics Is Not What You Think It Is

July 12, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion in which he seeks to address: What does "scarcity" actually mean in economics, and would an economy with greater abundance make the case for a bigger welfare state—or against it?

Richard Salsman - MBAs Against Capitalism

July 7, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a discussion on the disturbing trend of more and more business school graduates embarking on their corporate careers with a marked hostility to capitalism itself.

David Kelley - Induction and Deduction

June 30, 2022
Join our founder, David Kelley, Ph.D. for a special discussion in which Dr. Kelley will clarify the logical distinction in these modes of inference, addressing some common errors, and then illustrate how the distinction applies to the philosophy of Objectivism.

Jason Hill - Why Government Schools Are Vessels of Evil

June 23, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Jason Hill, Ph.D for a discussion on the moral bankruptcy of government schooling.

Richard Salsman - Ask Me Anything About Capitalism

June 16, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Dr. Richard Salsman for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he takes questions about capitalism and free markets from the audience and our 64K Instagram audience.

Jason Hill - Ayn Rand on Civil Disobedience: A Critical Assessment

June 10, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Jason Hill, Ph.D for a discussion of Ayn Rand’s views on civil disobedience.

Robert Tracinski - Is Religion Necessary for a Free Society?

June 7, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski where he takes questions while addressing the questions: Do we need to have religious morality in order to have a free society? Does secular liberalism sow the seeds of its own destruction?

Richard Salsman - Why "Stakeholder Capitalism" Is Fascistic

June 2, 2022
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a special discussion on Clubhouse about “Stakeholder Capitalism”—what it is and why it is inherently a fascistic system.

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