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August 12, 2021 00:59:46
The Atlas Society Asks Brian Yablonski

The Atlas Society Asks Brian Yablonski

Brian Yablonski is the CEO of Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), an organization dedicated to conservation and free market environmentalism. He also served as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He has also been awarded for his work, named “Florida’s Wildlife Conservationist of the Year” in 2009 for his work advancing private land stewardship and presented with FLorida Audubon’s highest honor, “Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award,” for his work on coastal bird species conservation. Tune in to hear about his research on market approaches to wildlife conservation and improving public lands management. ...

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August 06, 2021 01:01:04
The Atlas Society Asks Steve Koonin

The Atlas Society Asks Steve Koonin

Steven E. Koonin is the author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters and the director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. He also served in the Obama administration as Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, was chief scientist at BP, and professor and provost at California Institute of Technology. Tune in for his thoughts about climate change as well as about the dire predictions for our future that populate our media. ...

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July 29, 2021 01:00:53
The Atlas Society Asks Mustafa Akyol

The Atlas Society Asks Mustafa Akyol

Turkish journalist and award-winning writer Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is also the author of the upcoming Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance and the 2018 The Islamic Jesus. His work focuses on the intersection of ​​public policy, Islam, and modernity. ...

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July 27, 2021 00:59:24
Current Events with Hicks and Salsman - July

Current Events with Hicks and Salsman - July

The Atlas Society Senior Scholars Dr. Stephen Hicks and Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country. Those interested can register and join the Zoom session or watch live on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube. You will also have an opportunity to submit your questions on all formats. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!  ...

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July 15, 2021 01:00:12
The Atlas Society Asks Steve Forbes

The Atlas Society Asks Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and the host of podcast What’s Ahead, where he talks to newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity and Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It and writes editorials for each issue of Forbes called “Fact and Comment.” He twice ran for president promoting policies such as the flat tax, school choice, and term limits. ...

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July 08, 2021 01:03:10
The Atlas Society Asks Sebastian Junger

The Atlas Society Asks Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is an award-winning international journalist, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. His most recent book, Freedom, explores the concept of freedom as he and three friends spent most of a year walking the railroad tracks on the east coast. Other books include The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe. He also co-directed Restrepo, a feature-length documentary about troops in Afghanistan as well as three other films about war and its impact. Junger founded and is the director of Vets Town Halls, events that provide vets with an opportunity to speak publicly about their experiences to create a better understanding between vets and their communities. ...

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