Jay Richards is an American analytic philosopher and intelligent design and free-market advocate. He dispatches myths about capitalism, greed, and upward mobility and tells the stories of how real individuals have begun to rebuild a culture of virtue through creativity, resilience, and empathy. He has written many academic articles, books, and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects—from culture, economics, and public policy to natural science, technology, and the environment.
He has appeared on many national radio and TV programs, including Larry King Live; and he has lectured worldwide on a variety of subjects, including Members of the US Congress.
He has been featured in several television-broadcast documentaries, including The Call of the Entrepreneur, The Case for a Creator, The Wonder of Soil, and The Privileged Planet, based on his book, The Privileged Planet, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez.
Richards' articles and essays have been published in The Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Washington Post, Forbes, National Review Online, Investor's Business Daily, Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Huffington Post, The Federalist, The American Spectator, The Daily Caller, The Imaginative Conservative and many other publications.