We appreciate how our donors have enabled us to progress on several key fronts online. Here are just a few of the accomplishments that you've made possible:
In 2015 we successfully targeted the 18-24 and 25-34 demographic, with the 18-24 year olds making up the majority of our traffic, and the combined 18-44 range dominating all traffic. We have maintained that balance throughout 2016 and are extending our reach to young adults.
Our renewed emphasis on social media has led to a doubling of Facebook followers this year; but more importantly the recent campaign surrounding our "Ayn Rand: Draw My Life" video has yielded high engagement (commenting, sharing, and "likes" of the video) and is contributing to growth of our community.
The "Ayn Rand: Draw My Life" video has garnered over 550,000 views.
A campaign centered on the classic Mike Wallace interview with Ayn Rand has led to high engagement and over 200,000 views in a short period of time.
We launched the Atlas Society Instagram channel which is experiencing impressive and rapid growth.
Total traffic coming to our site from all social media is up 333% over last year.
Read Article : Reaching the next generation: new partnerships and rapid growth
For liberty to succeed, it needs a philosophical and moral base so that its supporters can be intellectually and morally self-confident when advocating a free society as the best way to live together.
We're very pleased to announce that this month there is a unique opportunity for students to delve into one such philosophical base (Objectivism), and discuss it in an evidence-based format using excellent reasoning, with other intelligent and motivated students. The seminar is a one-evening and one-day Socratic seminar on Ayn Rand’s unique defense of individual rights and the free society, and its connection to her ethics.
Marsha Enright, one of the seminar leaders, explains: "The purpose is to demonstrate the relationship between Ayn Rand’s ethical philosophy and the political ideas to be showcased and promoted at the International Students for Liberty Conference (ISFLC). Though Rand’s works are widely known throughout the liberty movement, there are few effective organized examinations of her writings for individuals who are curious about and/or familiar with her work and its relationship to libertarian political theory. Through discussion-based Socratic seminars, this program will enable a small group of qualified students to better grasp Rand’s ethical basis for libertarian politics."
If you are attending the International Students for Liberty Conference, come a day early to learn...
Read Article : Event: Ayn Rand’s Philosophical Underpinnings of Freedom
Whether you decide to embrace Ayn Rand's ideas or reject them, or simply want to be able to participate in an informed way in conversations about Rand's ideas, this slim volume will help you understand her revolutionary philosophy and identify the myths circulating about her ideas. In these essays, four authors identify some prominent myths, show why they are false, and state the plain facts that the myths conceal.
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Read Article : Myths About Ayn Rand's Ideas