“In Equal Is Unfair, we champion the political equality supported by the Founding Fathers, and show how the fight against economic inequality threatens it,” said Don Watkins. “In this article, we are able to go much more deeply into the evolution of the concept of political equality, why it was such a profound achievement, and why it is at risk today.”
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.”
Close on the heels of a Glenn Beck radio show appearance by Yaron Brook, co-author of Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, the book rocketed to the #310 ranking on the list of several million books sold by Amazon.com — and number one in several categories including ‘income inequality.’
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.
In Equal Is Unfair, Yaron Brook and I argue that one of the problems with the concept of “economic inequality” is that it lumps together two fundamentally different things: inequality that reflects differences in productive achievement and inequality that reflects some people’s ability to gain unearned wealth. Package-deals like this lay the groundwork for injustice.
Isn’t summer the perfect time to read a good book? We think so. That is why we at ARI have compiled a summer reading list with a selection of great books covering today’s important issues from a distinctly Objectivist perspective. These books address topics such as the inequality debate, the threat from Islamic totalitarianism, the state of American education and other significant issues.