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The Atlas Society Asks Jay Lapeyre

November 11, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Jay Lapeyre - Chairman of The Atlas Society Board of Trustees, Jay Lapeyre is also president of Laitram, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of plastic conveyor belting, shrimp processing equipment, and space-saving stairs in New Orleans. An entrepreneur who promotes the ideas of economic liberty, Jay is committed to teaching young people the evils of socialism and the benefits of capitalism. Learn how the ideas of Ayn Rand changed his world-view and resulted in him taking responsibility for his own life.

The Atlas Society Asks John Fund

November 4, 2020
We are tremendously lucky to host political journalist and election expert John Fund on the day after the most contentious presidential election of our time! He is currently the national-affairs reporter for National Review Online and a senior editor at "The American Spectator" after spending twenty years at the Wall Street Journal where he was a member of its editorial board for six years. John is the author of "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy" and co-author of "Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk." John will share his thoughts on this consequential election.

The Atlas Society Asks John Tamny

October 28, 2020
John Tamny is Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks and editor at RealClearMarkets. He is widely published in the areas of tax, trade, and monetary policy. His most recent book, "The End of Work", sees that end as a net positive, allowing people to pursue their passions and highlight their unique skills. Hear what he has to say about the changes to the workplace resulting from COVID-19 and government restrictions.

The Atlas Society Asks Helen Fisher

October 21, 2020
Helen Fisher, Ph. D., is a biological anthropologist and a senior fellow at The Kinsey Institute. She has studied the brain circuitry of romantic love and written sic books, including Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Morriage, and Why We Stray.

The Atlas Society Asks Clint Bolick

October 7, 2020
The Atlas Society Asks Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick. Justice Bolick founded the Institute for Justice in 1991, a non-profit law firm that litigates to limit government power, especially when it comes to property rights, economic liberty, and free speech. Justice Bolick is well known for his support of school choice and defense of vouchers. He has written a number of books, including "David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary" and "Death Grip: Loosening the Law’s Stranglehold over Economic Liberty."

The Atlas Society Asks Christina Sandefur

September 30, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Christina Sandefur. Christina is executive vice president at the Goldwater Institute and co-drafter of the Right to Try initiative, which is now federal law, protecting terminally ill patients' right to try safe investigational treatments not yet FDA approved. She is also co-author of Cornerstone of Liberty: Private Property Rights in 21st Century America. On September 30th, Christina will discuss her thoughts on Right to Try and on the changes in innovation and regulation as a reaction to COVID.

The Atlas Society Asks Emily Ekins

September 23, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Emily Ekins. Emily is a research fellow and director of polling at Cato Institute. She recently published a much-quoted article on a Cato survey that found 62% of Americans fear sharing their political views. Tune in to hear her thoughts on public opinion regarding free speech, cancel culture, and policing.

The Atlas Society Asks Andy Puzder

September 16, 2020
As the former CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., Andy Puzder rescued the company from financial struggles and transformed it into a global fast food giant. He is also an attorney and an author, having written the 2018 book The Capitalist Comeback. Join in to hear Puzder’s thoughts on the impact of the shutdowns on businesses and of COVID on governmental economic policy.

The Atlas Society Asks Terrence Wren

September 14, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Terrance Wren. Terrance is a popular TikTok commentator and entrepreneur. The father of four from East Saint Louis, Illinois, decided to push back against negativity and hatred with a simple but powerful message: "I love everyone no matter your color, shape or size.” He started the We Are Human clothing line to support his United BBQ events (including one sponsored by The Atlas Society on October 15th in Los Angeles), which bring people of different races and backgrounds together. A featured guest at the upcoming Atlas Society Gala on October 14th, Terrance frequently incorporates the content and ideas of The Atlas Society into his social media posts. Learn about Terrance's fascinating trajectory -- including growing up in foster homes and time in and out of prison -- and learn what inspired him to explore the philosophy of Ayn Rand. 

The Atlas Society Asks Dr. Jeffrey Singer

September 9, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Jeffrey Singer. In addition to being a Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute and working in the Department of Health Policy Studies, Dr. Singer is the founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., the largest and oldest group private surgical practice in Arizona. He has been in private practice as a general surgeon for more than 35 years. Tune in to hear what he has to say about healthcare and policy in the time of COVID.

The Atlas Society Asks Agnieszka Pilat

September 2, 2020
Pilat, born in communist Poland, is an award-winning painter in San Francisco, whose paintings can be found in collections around the world. Her most current project, disrupt, consists of “heroic portraits of antiquated technology,” in which she “treat[s] every machine as an individual.” She considers her work to be a tribute to not only technology but also to everything that is good about America.

The Atlas Society Asks Michael Newberry and Stephen Hicks

August 26, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Michael Newberry and Stephen Hicks. Michael Newberry is an American neo-romanticist painter based in Idyllwild, California. He blends a variety of influences, notably Rembrandt and the French Impressionists. The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks is a professor of philosophy at Rockford University as well as the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Professor Hicks has written a number of books, including Explaining Postmodernism (he also just wrote the intro to our just released Pocket Guide to Postmodernism). “Newberry’s work speaks to the senses, the intellect, and the passions of those who do not need the judgment of history to tell them what is great, but who can themselves make the judgment of history today.” –Dr. Hicks

The Atlas Society Asks Roger Bissel

August 19, 2020
Roger is a writer and musician who has considered himself an “Objectivist” since 1966. He has written four books plus many essays, mostly published in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, and he has edited many other books, including two by Nathaniel Branden. He has been a professional musician for sixty years, performing live and recording in the studio. Tune in to hear what he has to say about how Objectivism, Libertarianism, and music has changed over the years!

The Atlas Society Asks Peter Copses

July 29, 2020
Join us for The Atlas Society Asks Peter Copses. In our ELEVENTH episode in the series, Peter Copses joins CEO of The Atlas Society Jennifer Grossman for a discussion on topics such as on the impact of the educational system that teaches students to hate America as well as the government’s role in sacrificing our rights in the name of safety. Peter Copses is a trustee of The Atlas Society and a founding senior partner of Apollo Management, LP.

The Atlas Society Asks Stephen Hicks and Marian Tupy

July 15, 2020
Join Jennifer Grossman On Wednesday! The Atlas Society Asks Resident Philosopher Stephen Hicks And Editor of HumanProgress.org and senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Marian Tupy! Join Us On Zoom & FB!

The Atlas Society Asks Richard Salsman

July 8, 2020
The Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman, Is Joined By AIER Senior Fellow And President Of InterMarket Forecasting, Richard M. Salsman! Don't Miss It!

The Atlas Society Asks Jeffrey Tucker

July 1, 2020
The Atlas Society Asks Episode With The Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman, And AIER Editorial Director And Economics Writer, Jeffrey A. Tucker

The Atlas Society Asks Stephen Moore

June 24, 2020
The Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman, is joined by Club For Growth Founder And Heritage Foundation Economist Steve Moore!

The Atlas Society Asks Stephen Hicks

June 11, 2020
The Atlas Society's CEO Jennifer Grossman Is Joined By Their Resident Philosopher and Professor, Stephen Hicks Ph.D. 

The Atlas Society Asks John Heubusch

June 9, 2020
The Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman, is joined by John Heubusch, Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

The Atlas Society Asks Gloria Alvarez

June 2, 2020
Political and International Affairs Sociologist Gloria Alvarez joins CEO Jennifer Grossman on The Atlas Society Asks to discuss Latin America's response to the coronavirus, Alvarez' personal quarantine story, and how both women have drawn strength from Ayn Rand's philosophy during the pandemic. This program is in Spanish.
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