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

Don Watkins on In Deep with Michelle Ray

On April 14, 2016, Don Watkins was interviewed on FTR Radio’s In Deep with Michelle Ray. In this interview, Equal Is Unfair co-author Don Watkins talks about the anti-inequality narrative about the American dream, the benign nature of economic inequality in a free society, the war on upward mobility and the scapegoating of businessmen.
Government And Business

Read Now: “Economic Inequality Complaints Are Just A Cover For Anti-Rich Prejudice”

On April 14, 2016, The Federalist published an all-new op-ed by Don Watkins, in which he argues that the campaign against economic inequality is often motivated by a particularly vicious prejudice, namely “the demonization and dehumanization of the successful.” What makes this prejudice so inexcusable? How does it manifest itself?

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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