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Ideas and Ideologies

Member Spotlight: Social Psychologist Joe Duarte, Ph.D.

Friends and members of The Atlas Society are a major source of knowledge and wisdom. Social Psychologist Joe Duarte, Ph.D. recently spoke

Mar 24, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
10 MIns
Rand Rising: A Member Spotlight with Jennifer Bukowsky

Editor’s Note: Members and friends of The Atlas Society provide us with a wealth of wisdom. Atlas Society supporter Jennifer Bukowsky is an

Mar 3, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
7 Mins
Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 3

In the foreword to The Moral Basis of Individualism—a book that Ayn Rand began writing for Bobbs-Merrill in 1943 but never finished—we find

Dec 14, 2018
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George H. Smith
6 Mins
Bosch Fawstin: Infidel Artist

America didn’t win World War II solely on the backs of her men and women in uniform. Without the tireless efforts on the home front, there..

Mar 1, 2018
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Robert L. Jones
6 Mins
Civilization's Precondition - Freedom from Restrictions Imposed by Others

I love civilization. It’s a hard concept to define exactly and one from which many thinkers flee.Parthenon To me it means an environment

Jul 10, 2017
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Olivia Pierson
5 Mins
Ayn Rand and I, Part 1

I never met Ayn Rand. I never saw her in person. I never corresponded with her. Yet this woman was to exert a profound influence on my life.

Jun 24, 2017
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George H. Smith
2 Mins
Where Brawn Meets Brain

Maybe it was the cover of Atlas Shrugged that caught the attention of the weight-lifting community. Artist Nick Gaetano’s iconic cover art

Jun 17, 2017
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Jennifer Anju Grossman
3 Mins
Smacking Down Postmodern Art

It is rare in our contemporary postmodern culture that its representatives get a smack down. But that is what happened with the Tyler Shield

Jun 5, 2017
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Michael Newberry
4 Mins
Did Ayn Rand Foresee the Culture Wars?

The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn

Jun 1, 2017
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Vinay Kolhatkar
8 Mins
Meet The Girl Boss: A Feminist in Capitalist Clothing

She was fifteen when it occurred to her for the first time that women did not run railroads and that people might object. To hell with that

May 31, 2017
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Jennifer A. Grossman
5Mins
Pope Francis Attacks Objectivism in All but Name

Ayn Rand delved into some of Objectivism’s most fundamental ideas—and their most poignant personal implications—in the essay she devoted to.

May 2, 2017
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Walter Donway
6 Mins
Art and Judgment

Over three decades ago, in 1982, I booked a private telephone consultation with an Objectivist philosopher (associated now with the Ayn Rand

Apr 28, 2017
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Michael Newberry
5 Mins
The Objectivist Crisis – and the John Allison Cure

Recently I was invited back by economist and professor Mark Skousen to teach his business school class at Chapman University – the topic....

Apr 25, 2017
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Jennifer Grossman
6 Mins
Ayn Rand in 2017: Will Businessmen Learn Her Lessons About Politicians

She called businessmen "America's persecuted minority." And today—as has been the case at least since the start of the Industrial ...

Jan 19, 2017
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Fred Smith
10 Mins
Public Opposition to Biotech Endangers Your Life and Health

Do you want to be smarter, healthier, and live longer? Remarkably, a new Pew survey found that most Americans answer “No!” if it requires...

Jul 28, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
6 Mins
Video to Rectify Minimal Understanding of Minimum Wage

Quick quiz: If you jack up the price of something, do you think people will buy more or less of it? Apparently, the obvious answer “Less!”..

Jul 26, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
How Hungarian Milk Explains Brexit

A conversation I had a dozen years ago in Hungary about that country’s milk helps explain why the British voted to leave the European Union.

Jun 24, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
6 Mins
Memorial Day: Honoring Warriors and Stopping Wars

On Memorial Day, Americans honor those who died in their country’s wars. But the key to stopping deaths in wars—and the wars that regimes

May 27, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
5 Mins
How to Celebrate “Be a Millionaire Day”

I don’t know who determined that May 20 should be “Be a Millionaire Day,” though it is a good idea. I do know that most people’s ideologies

May 20, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
How Does Brown U. Justify Racial Quotas?

Today, I dropped by the office of my ophthalmologist. Although my eye glasses were broken, the first thing I asked the receptionist was...

May 19, 2016
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Walter Donway
9 Mins
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