Turkish journalist and award-winning writer Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is also the author of the upcoming Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance and the 2018 The Islamic Jesus. His work focuses on the intersection of public policy, Islam, and modernity.
Current Events with Hicks and Salsman
July 21, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholars Dr. Stephen Hicks and Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country. Those interested can register and join the Zoom session or watch live on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube. You will also have an opportunity to submit your questions on all formats. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!
The Atlas Society Asks Steve Forbes
July 14, 2021
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and the host of podcast What’s Ahead, where he talks to newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity and Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It and writes editorials for each issue of Forbes called “Fact and Comment.” He twice ran for president promoting policies such as the flat tax, school choice, and term limits.
The Atlas Society Asks Sebastian Junger
July 8, 2021
Sebastian Junger is an award-winning international journalist, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. His most recent book, Freedom, explores the concept of freedom as he and three friends spent most of a year walking the railroad tracks on the east coast. Other books include The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe. He also co-directed Restrepo, a feature-length documentary about troops in Afghanistan as well as three other films about war and its impact. Junger founded and is the director of Vets Town Halls, events that provide vets with an opportunity to speak publicly about their experiences to create a better understanding between vets and their communities.
The Atlas Society Asks Kmele Foster
June 30, 2021
Kmele Foster is a political commentator who is the co-host of the podcast The Fifth Column. A producer and writer, he co-founded Freethink Media, an online video platform dedicated to telling stories about human perseverance, inspiration, and progress. Foster is also an entrepreneur and the co-founder of TelcoIQ, a Maryland-based telecommunications consultancy.
The Atlas Society Asks Michael Saylor
June 23, 2021
Michael Saylor is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of MicroStrategy, a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. An expert on Bitcoin, he frequently speaks and appears on television to discuss cryptocurrency and its future. He is also the author of The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything and trustee of Saylor Academy, which has provided a free education to over 800,000 students.
Critical Race Theory and Inflation with Salsman & Hicks Discussing
June 17, 2021
The Atlas Society Current Events Panel: Philosopher Stephen Hicks and Economist Richard Salsman discuss Critical Race Theory and Inflation in the 57th episode of The Atlas Society Asks.
The Atlas Society Asks Aurbrey De Grey
June 10, 2021
Aubrey de Grey is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of SENS Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to changing the way the world researches and treats age-related diseases by researching, developing, and promoting the means to defeat the human aging process. A biomedical gerontologist, he co-authored Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime to explain the science behind the biomedical technology that would slow, and even reverse, aging. He is one of the foremost speakers on the topic of aging as a curable disease.
The Atlas Society Asks John Mackey
June 3, 2021
John Mackey is the co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Devoted to promoting health and wellness and to reducing global poverty, Mackey wrote Conscious Capitalism and co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement. Tune in to hear him discuss his most recent book, Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business, which challenges readers to rethink conventional business wisdom.
The Atlas Society Asks Randy Wallace
May 26, 2021
Randall Wallace is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, producer, songwriter, and novelist. He is best known for writing the screenplay for Braveheart and Pearl Harbor but has also written and directed We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat. He is also the author of seven novels and most recently, Living the Braveheart Life: Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart, which is about his creative and personal life journey. His deep admiration for the ideas of Ayn Rand inspired Jennifer Grossman to write her Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Can You Love God and Ayn Rand?”
Current Events with Hicks and Salsman
May 19, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks and Professor of Political Economy Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country.
The Atlas Society Asks Bill Whittle
May 12, 2021
Bill Whittle is a writer, film director, political commentator and YouTuber who focuses on America, history, and conservative values. He is the co-host of Bill Whittle Now and Right Angle, in which he and his co-hosts share their thoughts on topics in the news. He is also known for his FIREWALL video essays. His first book, "Silent America: Essays from a Democracy at War," is a collection from his first blog, "Eject! Eject! Eject!," where he wrote personal narratives and long format essays which discussed current events and political philosophy. Whittle is also an instrument-rated pilot of glider and light aircraft.
The Atlas Society Asks Nina Teicholz
May 5, 2021
Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and an adjunct professor at NYU. She is the author of the best-selling book, "The Big Fat Surprise", which challenges conventional thinking regarding dietary fat and government dietary policy. She is also Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization with the primary goal of ensuring that U.S. nutrition policy is based on rigorous scientific evidence. Tune in for her thoughts on nutrition and health, particularly COVID.
The Atlas Society Asks Patri Friedman
April 28, 2021
Patri Friedman is the founder and general partner of Pronomos Capital, which is dedicated to building prosperous cities using a new model for urban development, uplifting entire regions. Mr. Friedman worked at Google as an engineer from 2004-2008 and 2013-2019. In 2008 he founded the Seasteading Institute and in 2009 started Ephemerisle, the largest self-organizing festival on water.
Current Events with Hicks, Kelley, & Salsman
April 21, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks, Founder Dr. David Kelley, and Professor of Political Economy Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country.
The Atlas Society Asks Jason Hill
April 14, 2021
Jason Hill credits Ayn Rand for inspiring him to emigrate from Jamaica to America and pursue his calling as a professor of philosophy. Today as a Professor at DePaul University in Chicago he’s a sought-after speaker on Objectivism, ethics, moral psychology, and American politics. He is an advocate for the freedom of speech on college campuses and calls out the common victimhood narrative against this freedom: “To be a victim is to take on the mantle of permanent innocence. It is to become a certified moral icon. And when you become a certified moral icon and a permanent innocent person, your transgressor becomes a guilty person from whom you can extract some kind of reparation.”
The Atlas Society Asks Tim Draper
April 7, 2021
Entrepreneur Tim Draper is a leading spokesperson on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is founder of Draper Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), and the Draper Venture Network. Author of How to be The Startup Hero, Draper has invested heavily in promoting school choice and founded Draper University to train the next generation of Startup Heroes. Tune in to hear his thoughts on cryptocurrency, school choice, Robinhood, and Theranos.
The Atlas Society Asks Art Laffer
March 31, 2021
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Art Laffer on March 31 @ 12 N PT / 3 PM ET Economist Art Laffer is best known for the "Laffer Curve," an illustration of the theory that there exists a tax rate between 0% and 100% that will result in maximum tax revenue for governments. Thanks to his work as a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates has been called the “Father of Supply Side Economics.” He is also the co-author of the 2018 book "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Policy to Revive our Economy" as well as "The End of Prosperity" and "The Return to Prosperity."
The Atlas Society Asks Jose Cordeiro
March 24, 2021
Jose Cordeiro is a futurist, an MIT engineer, an economist, a transhumanist, and an author of a dozen books, his most recent being "La Muerte de la Muerte," also available in French. Born in Venezuela, He serves as the executive director of the Ibero-American Futurists Network, vice chair of Humanity Plus, and chair of Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project. Cordeiro has been an advocate of sound monetary policy and dollarization in Eastern Europe and Latin America. He is optimistic about the advancement of technology to end aging and defeat death.
Current Events with Hicks, Kelley, & Salsman
March 17, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks, Founder Dr. David Kelley, and Professor of Political Economy Dr. Richard Salsman join host CEO Jennifer Grossman for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country. Those interested can register and join the Zoom session or can watch live on Facebook or YouTube. You will also have an opportunity to submit your questions no matter what format you are on. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!
The Atlas Society Asks Dale Launer
March 10, 2021
Dale Launer is a writer, producer, and director who got his start in Hollywood when his screenplay for "Ruthless People" was optioned. Some of his other credits include "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Blind Date," and "My Cousin Vinny."