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Culture And Society

Inequality and the Denial of Free Will [Video]

In this keynote talk by Yaron Brook, executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author of Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, examines how the arguments of today’s critics of economic inequality rest on the denial of the individual’s power of choice.
Government And Business

The Story Behind Equal Is Unfair [Video]

In this talk, delivered at the Ayn Rand Institute’s Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism conference in Seattle on March 12, 2016, ARI fellow Don Watkins talks about the origins and message of his book Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, co-authored with ARI executive director Yaron Brook.
Government And Business

Equal Is Unfair Launch Event at CUNY Graduate Center [Video]

In this event celebrating the launch of their book Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook discuss why they decided to write the book, the way in which the campaign against economic inequality is threatening the American dream and how Equal Is Unfair not only challenges the anti-inequality narrative but also offers a positive alternative.
Government And Business

Yaron Brook at Texas Public Policy Foundation: “Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality” [Video]

In this talk, ARI’s executive director Yaron Brook argues that the campaign against economic inequality amounts to a campaign against reality, freedom and economic progress lead to economic inequality and inequality critics are not motivated by a concern for “the poor,” but by a resentment of the productive and successful.
Government And Business

Income Inequality: Equal Is Unfair [Video]

In this debate with welfare researcher Matthew Bruenig, ARI’s Don Watkins elaborates on the connection between the right to property and freedom, the productive role of capitalists, why economic inequality does not lead to political instability and how capitalism has virtually eradicated extreme absolute poverty.
Government And Business

Who Cares About Inequality? [Video]

We constantly hear warnings that economic inequality is rising, but the question almost no one asks is: Who cares? In this video, Equal Is Unfair co-author Don Watkins breaks down the fallacies behind inequality alarmism and shows that we should stop worrying about income gaps.

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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