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.
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.
In this episode of RT America’s Fish Tank, Don Watkins talks about the demonization of successful wealth-creators and how the regulatory-welfare state prevents the ambitious poor from enjoying the American Dream.
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.
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.
In this talk, ARI fellow and Equal Is Unfair co-author Don Watkins explains how to understand and win the inequality debate — and how to restore America as the land of opportunity and revive the American Dream as an ideal.
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.
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.
If you leave people free, you’re going to get enormous economic inequality because different people produce different amounts of wealth. So how can the government make people equal? Only one way: use physical force to prop some people up and to pull other people down. But how is that fair?