“Is inequality fair?”

We’re told that the gap between the poor and the rich has widened. Many decry the “injustice” of income and wealth inequality. But is it actually a problem and are the proposed remedies truly just? What is a fair “distribution” of income and wealth? Is “equality” a valid concept?

In this talk, Dr. Yaron Brook argues not only that the egalitarian notion of equality is inherently unjust — since it amounts to cutting down the most able, intelligent and productive — but also that laissez-faire capitalism is the real system of justice.

This is the first talk in a new series of talks at ARI in Irvine, California. There will be a new talk the first Wednesday of each month. Next month, Steven Simpson (Director of Legal Studies of the Ayn Rand Institute) will talk about the rule of law.

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