The Atlas Society Chats

Property Is People: Ayn Rand’s Defense of Property Rights with Robert Tracinski

June 12, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on Ayn Rand’s definition of property, property rights, and the moral case for why property must be protected.

Ask Me Anything About Capitalism with Richard Salsman

May 16, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a special Ask Me Anything about Capitalism along with topics related to the Dow Jones, abolishment of the FED, fractional reserve banking and more.

Why Are Teens So Anxious Today? w/Dr. Chloe Carmichael

May 15, 2024
In the US, anxiety and depression in young people have increased by 63% since 2005, with increased feelings of fragility and fear complicating the transition to becoming productive, resilient adults. Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 204th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Chloe Carmichael about this rising trend in young people as well as Dr. Carmichael's book "Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety," where she shares advice for parents and young people wanting to avoid self-sabotaging mindsets and debilitating neuroses.

Lost in Model Land with Robert Tracinski

May 8, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Fellow Robert for a discussion on the use and abuse of mental models in understanding and dealing with reality.

Ask Me Anything About Philosophy with Stephen Hicks - May 2024

May 1, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar, Stephen Hicks, Ph.D., for a special "Ask Me Anything" where Dr. Hicks answers questions relating to the origin of rights, the impact of Thomas Aquinas on European social/political thought, Objectivism and a philosophy, and more.

Privacy Is Not A Luxury: The Atlas Society Chats with Naomi Brockwell

April 24, 2024
Join Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman for a special Spaces on X with tech journalist Naomi Brockwell to discuss privacy and digital privacy concerns.

“The Nihilism of Environmentalism” with Richard Salsman

April 18, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D., for a Twitter/X Spaces discussing the destructive nature of environmentalism as an ideology.

“Is Having Children a Sacrifice?” with Robert Tracinski

April 10, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a Twitter/X Spaces discussion on child rearing and the definition of sacrifice.

Did Thomas Kuhn Make Science Postmodern? with Stephen Hicks

April 3, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Stephen Hicks, Ph.D., for a Twitter/X Spaces discussion on Thomas Kuhn, his ideas, and influence on scientific thought.

Conservatives on Heels: What Do They Hope to Conserve? with Richard Salsman

March 21, 2024
"Unlike liberals, Democrats, libertarians, Republicans, and Objectivists, conservatives have no distinct name brand to suggest what they actually stand for and would fight for, other than what rivals have instituted in the past. Conservatives can’t gain ground morally or politically because they’re always on their heels, reacting, helping their foes consolidate their gains. Conservatives should cease being so ideologically promiscuous, pick a lane (actual brand name), and adopt the absolutist, rock-ribbed principles which promote and sustain reason, liberty, and capitalism."

Ask Me Anything About Philosophy with Stephen Hicks - March 2024

March 6, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford, Stephen Hicks, Ph.D. where he takes philosophical questions relation to postmodernism, fascism, money, free speech, and more.

Is the ‘Naturalistic Fallacy’ a Fallacy? The Case of Economics with Hicks & Salsman

February 28, 2024
“For centuries, the ‘is-ought’ (or ‘fact-value’) dichotomy has been a perennial issue in philosophy (see Hume) and remains so today. Those who reject it and contend that morality can (and should!) be objective and fact-based are accused of committing ‘the naturalistic fallacy.’ In economics, the is-ought dichotomy takes the form of a supposed conflict between ‘positive’ and ‘normative’ economics. Even pro-capitalist Austrian economists say economics isn’t science unless it is ‘value-free.’ Is this valid? Is the argument about the ‘naturalistic fallacy’ itself fallacious? If the good isn’t to be grounded in nature (including human nature), then what or whence? Only the supernatural?”

Ask Me Anything with Richard Salsman - February 2024

February 22, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D., for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he takes questions on immigration, foreign policy, government affairs, taxation, and more.

“The One Big Thing You’re Getting Wrong About Consciousness” with Robert Tracinski

February 14, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on consciousness and how different philosophers have attempted to explain man's perception and understanding of the world around him.

“Whites Did Not End Slavery” with Stephen Hicks

February 7, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford, Stephen Hicks, Ph.D., for a Spaces on Twitter/X where Dr. Hicks discussed why racialist language is wrong historically and philosophically.

“Objectivism and Objective Law” with Robert Tracinski

January 24, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a Twitter/X Spaces discussion on the Objectivist principle of “objective law,” and why it is so important. "The 'rule of law' is considered a basic principle of a civilized society. How does this relate to the Objectivist principle of "objective law," and why is objective law so important?"

The Significance of Rich Alumni Defunding Their Alma Maters with Richard Salsman

January 18, 2024
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke Richard Salsman, Ph.D., for a Twitter/X Spaces discussion on the phenomenon of wealthy alums defunding their alma maters and the related resignations of the presidents of Harvard and UPenn.

Christians, Humanists, and Who Ended Slavery with Stephen Hicks

January 3, 2024
Christians and Humanists both deserve credit for the dramatic reduction of slavery in the modern world. Yet much controversy exists over who should get the lion’s share of the credit. In this session, Atlas Society Senior Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Stephen Hicks, Ph.D., takes up the moral and historical arguments.

Antisemitism, Anti-Capitalism, and Assaults on Israel with Richard Salsman

December 21, 2023
Join Atlas Society and Professor of Political Economy at Duke, Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a Spaces discussion on the recent trend of antisemitism and anti-capitalism and how it ties into the latest Israel-Hamas war.

Thoughts on Javier Milei with Stephen Hicks and Richard Salsman

December 13, 2023
Join Atlas Society Senior Scholars Stephen Hicks, Ph.D., and Richard Salsman, Ph.D., for a Spaces discussion and analysis of president-elect Javier Milei and what his policies might mean for Argentina.

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