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The Atlas Society Asks James Lindsay

June 30, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman on the 110th episode of The Atlas Society Asks as she talks with one of the most interesting public intellectuals making waves in today's cultural debate, James Lindsay. He first famously teamed up with Peter Boghossian and Helen Pluckrose to submit some 20 academic hoax papers, with 7 of them getting published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. His newest book "Race Marxism" explores the origins of Critical Race Theory as a reinvention of Marxism focusing on race instead of class.

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.

Stakeholder Capitalism Is Fascistic

June 23, 2022
The model of so-called “stakeholder capitalism,” a contradiction in terms, is fast replacing the model of shareholder capitalism (a redundancy). The stakeholder model entails scores of pressure groups (including politicians and regulators) dictating what corporations must do, especially if the doing is less rational, less profitable, and averse to shareholders’ goals. A related designation, “ESG,” is a budding American version of China’s Social Credit System. Whereas capitalism entails both private ownership and control of the means of production, fascism entails private ownership but public control; the latter is the essence of stakeholder-ism.

The Atlas Society Asks Ian Miller

June 22, 2022
From the beginning of the pandemic, Ian Miller has been an independent voice, questioning the efficacy not just of lockdowns and mask mandates, but also the efficacy of masks themselves. In his new book, Unmasked: The Global Failure of Covid Mask Mandates he shares his findings, many of which are regularly discussed in his Unmasked Substack column

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.

The Atlas Society Asks Marsha Familaro Enright

June 15, 2022
Join our founder Dr. David Kelley and Marsha Familaro Enright on the 108th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where they will discuss Marsha's history with Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Don't miss it as they also discuss Montessori education and Marsha's new educational initiative Reliance College.

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.

The Atlas Society Asks Rachel Ferguson

June 7, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and Professor Rachel Ferguson on the 107th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where they'll discuss Ferguson's co-authored book "Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Promise of America" which applies a classical liberal lens to how both the violation of property rights and failed paternalism have contributed to deep injustices against Black Americans, while also celebrating Black entrepreneurs who’ve overcome tremendous obstacles to create flourishing businesses and communities.

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.

The Atlas Society Asks Spencer Jakab

June 1, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and award-winning financial journalist Spencer Jakab for the 106th episode of The Atlas Society Asks as they discuss his book "The Revolution that wasn't: GameStop, Reddit, and the Fleecing of Small Investors" which explains the riveting story behind the January 2021 GameStop/Meme stock event that rocked some of the biggest, richest players in the investment world. View Full Transcript Episode

Robert Tracinski - Ask Me Anything May 2022

May 31, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he will field your questions on Objectivism, foreign policy, politics, culture, and music.

Jason Hill - A Moral Defense of Elitism and Meritocracy Part 2

May 27, 2022
Join our Senior Scholar, Professor Jason Hill for Part 2 of a special 2-part discussion on Elitism and Meritocracy and how higher values are threatened by the crassness of today’s culture.

Richard Salsman - Ask Me Anything May 2022

May 26, 2022
Join our Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Dr. Richard Salsman for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he will be taking questions from YOU and our 64K Instagram followers on Objectivism, monetary policy, politics, etc.

Are Economic Sanctions Ever Defensible?

May 26, 2022
Many nations recently have imposed economic sanctions on Russia. Is this proper? Effective? In “The Roots of War” (1966) Ayn Rand argued that “the essence of capitalism’s foreign policy is free trade—i.e.,the abolition of trade barriers, of protective tariffs, of special privileges—the opening of the world’s trade routes to free international exchange and competition among the private citizens of all countries dealing directly with one another.” But she also opposed U.S. trade with America’s sworn, mortal enemies (e.g., U.S.S.R.). In this session we’ll discuss if/when economic sanctions are justified and their typical effects (for good or ill). Like protectionist measures, sanctions often hurt the imposer more than the imposed.

Modern Art & The Buffalo Shooter's Manifesto - Current Events with Hicks and Tracinski

May 25, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks and our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for the 105th episode of The Atlas Society Asks as they discuss current events in how we should understand art and the process of creation along with an Objectivist perspective on the recent Buffalo shooter and his manifesto.

Robert Tracinski - Schismatology

May 24, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski where he will be answering the questions: Why is the Objectivist movement so famously fractious? Why does it keep having bitter breaks and schisms? What can be done about this, and how should we deal with our internal disagreements?

Jason Hill - A Moral Defense of Elitism and Meritocracy Part 1

May 20, 2022
Join our Senior Scholar, Professor Jason Hill for Part 1 of a special 2-part discussion on Elitism and Meritocracy and how higher values are threatened by the crassness of today’s culture.

David Kelley - Ask Me Anything - May 2022

May 19, 2022
Join our founder, Dr. David Kelley for a special "Ask Me Anything" discussion where David Kelley takes questions from the audience and our 64K Instagram followers on philosophy, politics, Objectivism, and more.

The Atlas Society Asks Jason Brennan

May 17, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and philosopher and business professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University Jason Brennan on the 104th episode of The Altas Society Asks. Listen as they discuss philosophy, economics, the problem with third parties in America and Why it's OK to Want to Be Rich. View Full Transcript Epis

Robert Tracinski - What Drives History?

May 17, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on the Objectivist view of what drives history, asking the questions: how do we trace the power of ideas? And is Ayn Rand’s theory of history adequate to explain the facts?
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