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."
The Atlas Society Asks Tim Sandefur
March 3, 2021
Tim Sandefur is vice president for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute and an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute. He litigates important cases for economic liberty, private property rights, and free speech. He is also the author of "Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man." His book and input helped shape our Draw My Life “My Name is Frederick Douglass.”
The Atlas Society Asks Virginia Postrel
February 24, 2021
An award-winning journalist, Virginia Postrel is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and author of the recently released "The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World," which explores how the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture. She is currently on the board of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and previously served as editor of Reason magazine.
The Atlas Society Asks Greg Lukianoff
February 17, 2021
Greg Lukianoff is co-author of "The Coddling of the American Mind" and president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an organization dedicated to fighting for free speech on college campuses.
The Atlas Society Asks Chip Wilson
February 10, 2021
Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon and author of "Little Black Stretchy Pants," is a huge friend of The Atlas Society. The recipient of The Atlas Society 2019 Lifetime Achievement award, he presented the 2020 award to Peter Diamandis. He has been the subject of a Draw My Life video, “My Name Is Chip Wilson,” which has been translated into five languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hindi, and Georgian.
The Atlas Society Asks Nadine Strossen
February 3, 2021
Nadine Strossen is the author of "HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship." A law professor specializing in constitutional law and civil liberties, she served as the first woman president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, she has been named one of America’s "100 Most Influential Lawyers" by the National Law Journal. Hear what she has to say about the state of free speech in American today.
The Atlas Society Asks Lenore Skenazy
January 27, 2021
Lenore Skenazy is the author of "Free Range Kids" and the president and co-founder of Let Grow, promoting childhood independence and resilience. She gained notoriety when she published the 2008 newspaper article “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” and was labelled “America’s Worst Mom.” Tune in for her ideas on raising children to become strong, productive adults.
The Atlas Society Asks Michael Walsh
January 20, 2021
Having authored more than fifteen books, Michael Walsh is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and screenwriter. His latest book, "Last Stands: Why Men FIght When All Is Lost," is a praise of what many today criticize as “toxic” masculinity. In addition to his years as the classical music critic for Time Magazine and columnist at National Review, his nonfiction books "The Devil’s Pleasure Palace" (2015) and "The Fiery Angel" (2018) examine the enemies, heroes, triumphs, and struggles of Western Civilization.
The Atlas Society Asks John Tierney
January 13, 2021
Best-selling science writer and speaker, John Tierney is the author of The Power of Bad, which explores the brain’s bias for negativity, how that impacts us, and strategies to overcome it.
The Atlas Society Asks Phil Kerpen
January 6, 2021
Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment, an organization dedicated to restoring and protecting America’s core commitment to free markets, economic growth, Constitutionally-limited government, property rights, and individual freedom. A nationally syndicated columnist, Kerpen is chairman of the Internet Freedom Coalition and author of the 2011 book Democracy Denied.
The Atlas Society Asks Michael Shermer
December 30, 2020
Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of the "Science Salon Podcast," and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. A prolific writer, his most recent book is the 2020 "Giving the Devil His Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist."
The Atlas Society Asks Jacki Deason
December 23, 2020
A senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, attorney, and energy policy expert Jacki Deason hosts The Jacki Daily Show. She most recently garnered attention when she presented evidence of election illegalities to the Georgia State Senate regarding the cases of ballots under a table at the State Farm Arena.
The Atlas Society Asks Johan Norberg
December 16, 2020
Johan Norberg is the author of several books, including the newly released "Open: The Story of Human Progress," which argues that the key to human success is openness, “the freedom to explore and exchange – whether it’s goods, ideas or people.” A native of Sweden and a Cato Senior Fellow, Norberg’s writing, lectures, and documentary films focus on economics and popular science.
The Atlas Society Asks Frank Brooks
December 9, 2020
For over twenty years, Trustee of The Atlas Society, Frank Brooks was the managing principal, CEO, and chairman of design firm FreemanWhite, Inc., and coordinated its sale in 2015 to the Haskell Company. A registered architect in over 20 states, he has been personally responsible for the planning and design of facilities with a total construction value of over $2 billion.
The Atlas Society Asks Stephen Hicks & Victor Davis Hanson
December 2, 2020
The Atlas Society Asks Victor Davis Hans
December 2, 2020
The Atlas Society Asks Victor Davis Hanson, the award-winning historian and political commentator. He is the author of The Case for Trump, which details Trump’s journey from businessman to president.