A startling, controversial argument that the key to reviving the American Dream of limitless opportunity is not to fight income inequality — but to celebrate unequal achievement.
We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes and a far higher minimum wage.
But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality — but an all-out war on success?
In this timely and thought-provoking work, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. You’ll discover:
- Why successful CEOs make so much money — and deserve to
- How the minimum wage hurts the very people it claims to help
- Why middle-class stagnation is a myth
- How the little-known history of Sweden reveals the dangers of forced equality
- The disturbing philosophy behind Obama’s economic agenda
The critics of inequality are right about one thing: the American Dream is under attack. But instead of fighting to make America a place where anyone can achieve success, they are fighting to tear down those who already have. The real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success — not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality.
Our Manifesto: Turning the Tables on the Inequality Alarmists
Commentary: Inherit The Wind . . . And Not Much Else on Investor’s Business Daily
Interview: Yaron Brook on American’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality
Interview: Don Watkins with A Message For Misguided Inequality Alarmists
Interview: Don Watkins on Challenging the Inequality Alarmists
Videos: See our YouTube playlist, Economic Equality Is Unfair
Commentary: Regular doses of insight at Voices for Reason
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