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Gary Weiss

Journalist

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BIO

Gary has been uncovering Wall Street wrongdoing for nearly two decades.

He has spoken before a variety of academic, corporate and public-affairs audiences, ranging from the North American Securities Administrators Association to Ogilvy & Mather. Gary will tailor his presentation for each specific audience, and speak on a wide variety of subjects — ranging from investment fraud to the perils of poor media relations.

His forthcoming book, AYN RAND NATION, opens up a galaxy of subjects that are ripe for exploration: from the influence of Rand on the right to the absence of debate over morality in the national dialogue.

Gary can also talk about how to deal when the press when it comes a-knocking at your door.

The groups that have heard Gary speak may surprise you. One of his most recent speaking engagements was before regulatory and market regulation attorneys of the New York Stock Exchange.


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BOOKS

Hardcover
Ayn Rand Nation
The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul
St. Martin's Press

Thirty years after her death in March 1982, Ayn Rand’s ideas have never been more important. Unfettered capitalism, unregulated business, bare-bones government...

SPEECHES

Ayn Rand’s Triumph: I’ll discuss how America has fallen under the sway of the godmother of capitalism, her ideological tentacles extending from the White House to Wall Street to the Tea Party—and what can be done to counteract her pervasive influence.

Wall Street Versus Main Street: In this talk I’ll describe the myriad ways—from the blatant to the obscure—in which Wall Street takes advantage of the American people. The financial crisis was just the tip of the iceberg.

Occupy Wall Street: the real Tea Party: The protests sweeping the nation are the flip side of the Tea Party protests—common people, sometimes energized by radicals, giving vent to widespread feelings of discontent. The protests are not a flash in the pan, and the political establishment, especially the Democratic Party, needs to confront their implications.

America’s Moral Crisis: I’ll discuss how the fight over the size of government and entitlement programs is actually a question of Judeo-Christian morality—with the radical right, guided by Ayn Rand, repudiating the moral character of social programs like Medicare and Social Security. America needs to reclaim the Founding Fathers from the right, especially the progressive voices of the American Revolution like Thomas Paine.

Weight Loss Surgery: the New Prozac. I’ll discuss the amazing growth of weight-loss surgery, the biggest medical phenomenon since the Prozac craze of the 1990s, and how it is revolutionizing the treatment of obesity and impacting on the health care and insurance industry. Americans spend $61 billion a year on losing weight, and almost a quarter a million people a year resort to weight-loss surgery that used to be rare and dangerous. From my intimate, inside perspective as a weight-loss surgery patient—losing 120 pounds in less than a year—I’ll describe the staggering implications of weight-loss surgery.


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