Libertarian CEOs: Creating a New Brand of Capitalism (John Allison, Bill Bonner, Jennifer Grossman, John Mackey, Mark Skousen)
Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →
Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council, Cato Institute, Wake Forest University
John Allison is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, and a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors. He was president and CEO of the Cato Institute from October 2012 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States... Read More →
Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world. Since founding Agora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a “minimultinational,” with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents. Bill has received many... Read More →
CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman is the new CEO of the Atlas Society. David Kelley, founder of the Atlas Society, said of her, "Jennifer brings our team a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism will help take our efforts, and the liberty movement, to the next level." Said Jay Lapeyre, Chairman of the Board of the Atlas Society, “We don't... Read More →
Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. His recent book is Conscious Capitalism.
The purpose of The Atlas Society is to inspire and equip people to embrace reason, achievement, and ethical self-interest as the moral foundation for political liberty and personal happiness. | We promote open Objectivism, a living, growing philosophy founded by Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal, among other works. | In 2016, our Atlas Summit conference kicks off the week of FreedomFest, July... Read More →