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Robert Tracinski - Are Robots Going to Take Our Jobs?

December 7, 2021
Join our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on "Are the Robots Going to Take Our Jobs?" where he will ask whether automation threatens everyone's jobs, including white-collar jobs and what, if anything, should we do about it.

20+ Months of Covid-19: The Atlas Society Asks Jeffrey Tucker

December 1, 2021
The Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman interviews returning guest Jeffrey Tucker to discuss how the world has fared against COVID-19 in the 20+ months since their previous interview. Listen as they discuss the mission of The Brownstone Institute, the importance of freedom of speech and scientific inquiry (especially during times of political suppression), and the authoritarian practices that governments worldwide continue to uphold in the name of "safety" and "health." All this and more in the 81st episode of The Atlas Society Asks.

Robert Tracinski - What If The World Isn't Ending

November 30, 2021
This partial recording is from a live event on November 30, 2021. Join our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special discussion on "What If the World Isn't Ending?" as he emphasizes the need to recognize how much progress humans have actually made, and asks how we would look at political issues differently if we didn't think the world was about to end.

The Atlas Society Asks Zurab Japaridze

November 24, 2021
The Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman interviews Georgian Libertarian politician Zurab Japaridze about the country's history under Soviet rule and the steps it has taken afterward to become more economically free in the 80th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. Zurab Japaridze is a current Georgian Parliament member and the leader of the Libertarian party Girchi - More Freedom. Along with being a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Georgia, Japaridze has been a longtime advocate for free markets and the protection of individual liberties, notably standing against the Georgian mandatory military service law.

Robert Tracinski - Was Kant The Original "Woke" Philosopher?

November 23, 2021
Join our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special discussion on "Was Kant the First 'Woke' Philosopher?" as he traces the roots of Critical Race Theory back to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

Richard Salsman - Good News: Some Proper Profit Theory

November 18, 2021
Join our CEO Jennifer Grossman and our Senior Scholar and Professor of economics at Duke, Dr. Richard Salsman as he discusses the false views of profit and some promising new books that defend both the practicality and morality of profit.

Is Kant the Original "Woke" Philosopher? - Current Events with Hicks and Tracinski

November 17, 2021
Join Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks and Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on the surprising - but encouraging - Virginia election results, CRT and whether Immanuel Kant was the original "woke" philosopher. All this and more on the 79th episode of The Atlas Society Asks.

Robert Tracinski - Ask Me Anything

November 16, 2021
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special "Ask Me Anything" discussion where Tracinski will be fielding your questions on Objectivism, foreign policy, politics, culture, and music.

The Atlas Society Asks Alan Dershowitz

November 11, 2021
Alan Dershowitz is a well-known American defense attorney, author, and commentator who has spent most of his career dedicated to the defense of civil liberties, in particular those regarding freedom of speech. Mr. Dershowitz has published over 1000 articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines, also authoring over 40 books, including The Case for Liberalism in an Age of Extremism: or, Why I left the Left But Can’t Join the Right, Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process, and his latest book The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities.

Jason Hill - Ask Me Anything

November 11, 2021
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and Senior Scholar Dr. Jason Hill for a special "Ask Me Anything" discussion where Professor Hill will be fielding questions from the audience and choosing a few questions submitted every week by our 59,000 followers on Instagram.

Robert Tracinski - The Magical Realism of the Left

November 9, 2021
Join our Senior Fellow, Robert Tracinski for a discussion on "The Magical Realism of the Left," where he will explore how the left is talking themselves back into the idea that we can spend and regulate endlessly with no consequences.

The Atlas Society Asks Gad Saad

November 3, 2021
Dr. Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian Professor of Marketing at Concordia University and an evolutionary behavioral scientist who applies biology towards understanding consumer behavior. He is also a social commentator and the author of The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption, The Consuming Instinct, and his latest book The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense, which examines how certain destructive ideas have managed to take hold in places like academia and popular culture.

Robert Tracinski - Objectivist Thoughts On The Election

November 2, 2021
Join our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for Objectivist Thoughts on Election Day and a discussion on "The Sister Doctrines" (a phrase borrowed from a prominent Jacksonian Democrat) about free markets and representative government and how both are the children of individualism.

David Kelly - Gratitude as an Objectivist Virtue

October 28, 2021
Join our founder, Dr. David Kelley for a discussion on "Gratitude as an Objectivist Virtue."

The Atlas Society Asks Steve Hanke

October 27, 2021
Join Senior Scholar Richard Salsman and special guest Steve Hanke as these two economists discuss monetary policy from an Objectivist perspective. Steve Hanke is the founder of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at John Hopkins University, and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute.

Robert Tracinski - The Case for Emotions

October 26, 2021
Join our Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for his discussion “The Case for Emotions." While Objectivism focuses on the importance of reason vs. emotional arguments dominating public debate, Tracinski also explores what our emotions are and the vital role they play in our lives.

Biden's "Human" Infrastructure Bill - Current Events with Kelley & Salsman

October 20, 2021
Join The Atlas Society for our monthly webinar series - Current Events with Kelley and Salsman. The Atlas Society founder Dr. David Kelley, and Senior Scholar, Dr. Richard Salsman join host Jennifer Grossman to discuss the Biden Administration's "Human" Infrastructure Bill, The Constitution of Knowledge by Jonathan Rauch, and AG Merrick Garland's "terrorism investigation" into parents "interfering" with school boards.

Robert Tracinski - Mindfulness: Reason as a Spiritual Discipline

October 19, 2021
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on "Mindfulness: Reason as a Spiritual Discipline," where he will go over the importance of reason, the difference between emotion and emotionalism, and the need for rationality as a spiritual discipline -- like "mindfulness" but without the yoga mats.

Jason Hill - Ask Me Anything

October 14, 2021
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and Senior Scholar Dr. Jason Hill for a special "Ask Me Anything" discussion where Professor Hill will be fielding questions from the audience and choosing a few questions submitted every week by our 56,000 followers on Instagram.

The Atlas Society Asks Blake J. Harris

October 13, 2021
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, is speaking at The Atlas Society Gala -- just THREE weeks away! In anticipation, we’re reading The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality -- the dramatic, larger-than-life true story of Palmer Luckey’s founding of Oculus, and his contentious battle for political freedom against Facebook. In this special webinar, we’ll talk to author Blake J. Harris, also author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation -- about Palmer Luckey’s entrepreneurial journey, and quest for virtual reality. Register HERE.

Robert Tracinski - Read Plato to Own the Libs

October 12, 2021
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman and Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on "Read Plato to Own the Libs." According to Tracinski: "Our current 'culture war' doesn't actually have a lot of culture in it. A lot of it is people getting spun up by the latest social media Outrage of the Day. What we really need is to read Plato (and other philosophers) to 'own the libs.' The real battle is to keep our culture from becoming shallow and meaningless."
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