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Robert Tracinski - Ask Me Anything - September 2022

September 20, 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.

Richard Salsman - Recession: Essence, Cause & Cure

September 15, 2022
Following up on his previous Clubhouse on Inflation, join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy Richard Salsman for a discussion on the topic of recessions.

The Atlas Society Asks Zuby

September 14, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 121st episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews rapper and "Real Talk with Zuby" host, Zuby. Listen as the two discuss Zuby's journey as a rapper, libertarian, and entrepreneur.

Jason Hill - An Objectivist Inquiry into Colonialism

September 14, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Dr. Jason Hill for an Objectivist inquiry into Colonialism.

Robert Tracinski - What We Need For A New Enlightenment

September 13, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a conversation on what is needed to preserve, reclaim, and expand the legacy of The Enlightenment.

The Atlas Society Asks Jason Isaac

September 7, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 120th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews former Texas State Representative Jason Isaac. Listen as the two discuss Jason's work with Life:Powered in trying to raise America's energy IG and his analysis of the current climate and energy conversation going on in the country. The Honorable Jason Isaac is the director of Life:Powered, a national initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and previously served as a four-time Texas State Representative and on the Energy Resources and Environmental Regulation committees. His articles on energy and climate have been published in outlets like Fox Business, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, and he is a regular contributor to The Epoch Times. Previous Episode

Robert Tracinski - The Case Against Democracy

September 6, 2022
After presenting “The Case For Democracy” previously, join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for an examination of the downside of unfettered democracy and explore the difference between majoritarianism and political freedom.

Richard Salsman - Inflation: Essence, Cause & Cure

September 1, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a discussion and Q&A on the nature of inflation, its causes, and the proper cure.

The Atlas Society Asks Mark Pellegrino

August 31, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 119th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews actor and objectivist Mark Pellegrino. Listen as the two discuss how Mark was introduced to Ayn Rand and her "sense of life" philosophy, his capitalist vision, and his critique of today's political parties. Mark Ross Pellegrino is an actor well known for his roles in series like Dexter, Lost, Supernatural, Quantico, and many other shows. But besides his acting and film career, Mark is also an intellectual activist and Objectivist who co-founded the American Capitalist Party to provide an alternative platform to the current political duopoly in government.

Robert Tracinski - The Objectivist Case for "Democracy"

August 30, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on what is the proper justification for representative government and the “consent of the governed” and if “democracy” is the right word for it.

Jason Hill - Nihilism and Karl Popper

August 26, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Jason Hill as he discusses the Falsification Principle proposed by Karl Popper and how it compares to nihilism in America today.

The Atlas Society Asks Charles Negy

August 25, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 118th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews Professor Charles Negy about his work in psychology and the study of race in his book "White Shaming: Bullying Based on Prejudice, Virtue-Signaling, and Ignorance."

David Kelley - Ask Me Anything - August 2022

August 25, 2022
Join David Kelley, Ph.D for a special “Ask Me Anything” discussion where our founder answers questions on immigration and border policy, ethics, the acquisition of knowledge, and other questions on philosophy, politics, Objectivism, etc.

How Markets Elevate Our Morals - Morals & Markets

August 25, 2022
It’s now commonplace to hear it said that markets “corrupt our morals.” This sentiment derives from the false premise that the selfish pursuit of our interests, values, possessions, and happiness is low, crude, vulgar, and immoral. The supposed “higher” and “nobler” things lie beyond our selves and beyond this earth. In fact, markets – whether the construed as the exchange of material or intangible values – count on and reward civilized attitudes and behaviors. Markets are humanizing; they embody rationality and objective values; they enshrine justice; they entail reciprocity; they invite us to present the best within us; they teach us lessons; they also ostracize and penalize those who try to practice the main vices (lying, cheating, mooching, and looting).

Robert Tracinski - Ask Me Anything - August 2022

August 23, 2022
Join Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he answers questions relating to immigration and borders, the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid, and more on Objectivism, foreign policy, politics, culture, and music.

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.

Biden's Inflation Reduction Bill & The Supreme Court on Executive Power: Current Events with Kelley and Tracinski

August 17, 2022
Join The Atlas Society for an Objectivist perspective on current events. This time our founder, Dr. David Kelley, along with Senior Fellow and Objectivist writer Robert Tracinski will discuss the recent Supreme Court Decision regarding Executive power as well as President Biden's "Inflation Reduction" Bill.

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.

The Atlas Society Asks Barbara Oakley

August 10, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 116th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews Engineering Professor Barbara Oakley about her work in the field of cognition and learning. Oakley's rather distinguished academic career belies a life of adventure in which she has worked as a translator on Soviet trawlers, a radio operator at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, a teacher in China, and an Army officer in Germany. She has written books like "Uncommon Sense Teaching" and "Mindshift," but has also explored spheres of ethics with her books "Pathological Altruism" and "Evil Genes." Listen as Barbara Oakley explains a controversial perspective on Ayn Rand's genius that is worth debating.

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?

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