Boom Supersonic CEO Inspired by Atlas Shrugged

Founder Stories has a great interview with Blake Scholl,founder and CEO of Boom Technology, where he talks about: Deciding to Start a Supersonic Airplane Company; Innovation in Aviation; Blake’s Career Before Boom; Deciding Whether or Not to Do YC; Being a Hard Tech...

Trump’s Parallels to Atlas Shrugged’s Cuffy Meigs

Philosopher Onkar Ghate at The Ayn Rand Institute has a penetrating article on the anti-intellectualism of President Trump, aptly titled “Why Ayn Rand Would Have Despised a President Trump“. Quoting from the article: During the 2007–8 financial crisis,...

Lisa Van Damme Launches “Read With Me”

Lisa VanDamme, founder of VanDamme Academy, has launched an online book club called “Read With Me” at readwithmebookgroup.com. Writes Lisa on Read with Me: The single, animating element of my career – the one that provides me with an endlessly replenishing...

Free Objectivist Books

It’s September 2, Atlas Shrugged Day. What better way to celebrate than by giving a copy to a student who wants to read it? Right now on Free Objectivist Books, there are over 120 students looking for donors to send them copies of Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, and...

Our First Times Reading Atlas Shrugged

This video is a wonderful discussion between two Ayn Rand scholars — professors Ben Bayer and Greg Salmeiri — each warmly reminiscing about the first time they read Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. The video is to kick off the launch of The...

The Atlas Shrugged Project: A Grand Esthetic Experience

The Ayn Rand Institute invites everyone to join The Atlas Project, an eight-month, chapter-by-chapter, online discussion of Atlas Shrugged. To facilitate the discussion, ARI will host a weekly interactive broadcast on Facebook Live led by experienced teachers to help...

Amy Peikoff Debates Tucker Carlson on Fox News

Objectivist and radio talk show host, Amy Peikoff, “The Logical Atheist” debates Fox News’s Tucker Carlson about a study that purported to show that atheists are more closed-minded than religious people. (Tucker labels Peikoff a feminist, a more accurate description...

Yaron Brook Radio Show Moves To The Blaze

From TheBlaze: Who used to be a socialist and became a “liberty-loving capitalist” when he found the American dream? TheBlaze contributor Yaron Brook introduced himself on the first episode of “The Yaron Brook Show,” sharing his story of being born and raised in...

New Podcast: Rise & Fall: How Ideas Move the World

From Voices for Reason: One woman, one microphone, one key to the Ayn Rand Institute audio archives — that’s Rise & Fall: How Ideas Move the World, a podcast about the power of philosophic ideas hosted by Ayn Rand Institute research associate Amanda Maxham....