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Read Now: “Economic Equality Is an Immoral Ideal” by Yaron Brook

An article by Yaron Brook, “Economic Equality Is an Immoral Ideal,” has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. The article is based upon remarks made at the Federalist Society’s National Student Symposium, held at the University of Virginia in February 2016 on the topic “Poverty, Inequality, and the Law.”
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Previously on The Yaron Brook Show: Is Sweden a Socialist Utopia?

You have probably seen a “meme” or two suggesting that Sweden is a socialist paradise. What exactly are we to make of these “memes”? In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, guest host Amanda Maxham interviews Carl Svanberg to discuss the myth of socialist Sweden, the price of “free” health care and whether the welfare state is compatible with freedom and justice. Maxham wraps up the show with a discussion of genetically engineered flowers.
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Next on The Yaron Brook Show: Is Sweden a Socialist Utopia? Memes and Myths

Is Sweden a socialist utopia? In this special-edition episode of The Yaron Brook Show, guest host Amanda Maxham digs to the bottom of a couple of shared Facebook memes asserting that Sweden is a socialist heaven that the United States should try to emulate. To get the real scoop, Maxham calls ARI research associate Carl Svanberg, who was born and raised in Sweden. Among other things, they discuss the perception versus reality of Scandinavia in general and Sweden in particular.
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Next Stop on the Equal Is Unfair Book Tour

Don Watkins and Yaron Brook are currently on a tour promoting their newly released book, Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality in talks, panels, seminars and debates. So far, they have reached audiences in Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Government And Business

Do the Inequality Alarmists Advocate Full Equality?

In Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, Yaron Brook and I argue that the campaign to fight economic inequality is unjust. One response I’ve heard from people who have only seen the title of the book (and one critical reviewer) is that we’re attacking a straw man. No one advocates full economic equality, they say.
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Yaron Brook Takes on the Inequality Debate in Chicago

Yaron Brook will be in the Chicago area March 21 to March 23 to discuss his much anticipated new book, Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. The book, co-authored by Don Watkins, is the first major narrative to challenge Bernie, Hillary and the rest of the inequality alarmists.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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