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.”
The rich are getting richer in a system rigged in their favor. True or false? Hear two sides of the economic inequality story in the upcoming debate between Yaron Brook, ARI executive chairman, and Jonathan Haughton, Beacon Hill Institute senior economist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senator Bernie Sanders loves to cite Scandinavian countries like Sweden as some sort of ideal. Sweden allegedly proves that his “social democratic” vision for America is both possible and desirable. Truth is that Sweden’s economic history proves the complete opposite.