We promote open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom.
Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in such works as her epic novel Atlas Shrugged, and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. Objectivism is designed as a guide to life, and celebrates the remarkable potential and power of the individual. Objectivism also challenges the doctrines of irrationalism, self-sacrifice, brute force, and collectivism that have brought centuries of chaos and misery into the lives of millions of individuals. It provides fascinating insights into the world of politics, art, education, foreign policy, science, and more, rewarding you with a rich understanding of how ideas shape your world. Those who discover Objectivism often describe the experience as life-changing and liberating.
Ayn Rand's philosophical works have been praised as presenting historic breakthroughs in thinking. At the Atlas Society, our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas.
The Atlas Society Asks Nina Teicholz
Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and an adjunct professor at NYU. She is the author of the best-selling book, "The Big Fat Surprise", which challenges conventional thinking regarding dietary fat and government dietary policy. She is also Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization with the primary goal of ensuring that U.S. nutrition policy is based on rigorous scientific evidence. Tune in for her thoughts on nutrition and health, particularly COVID.
The Atlas Society Asks Patri Friedman
Patri Friedman is the founder and general partner of Pronomos Capital, which is dedicated to building prosperous cities using a new model for urban development, uplifting entire regions. Mr. Friedman worked at Google as an engineer from 2004-2008 and 2013-2019. In 2008 he founded the Seasteading Institute and in 2009 started Ephemerisle, the largest self-organizing festival on water.
The Atlas Society Asks Jason Hill
Jason Hill is a philosophy professor at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of four books, including "We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People." His fifth book, "What Do White Americans Owe Black People?," is scheduled for publication in October 2021. An immigrant from Jamaica, Mr. Hill frequently writes and speaks about ethics, moral psychology, and American politics. He is deeply committed to the “absolutism of reason.”
The Atlas Society Asks Tim Draper
Tim Draper is a leading spokesperson on the topics of Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs, and cryptocurrencies. Draper is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and the founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and the Draper Venture Network. The author of "How to Be the Startup Hero," he is also active in promoting school choice, he founded Draper University to teach entrepreneurship. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the future of Bitcoin, Robinhood, and free markets.
The Atlas Society Asks Art Laffer
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, thefounder 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
Jose Cordeiro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Luis_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.