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Read Now: “Economic Equality Is an Immoral Ideal” by Yaron Brook

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.”
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.
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Equal Is Unfair Soars up Amazon Best-Seller Charts

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.’
Culture And Society

Don Watkins on The Rubin Report, Part 2 [Video]

In the most recent episode of The Rubin Report, Don Watkins explains why a proper government is a necessary good, how government controls destroy progress and opportunity, why egalitarianism is a rationalization for envy, why the morality of need is incompatible with freedom and justice and why art is important in life.
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Freedom of Speech under Assault at Exeter University: A Report from Yaron Brook’s European Speaking Tour

In recent years, Yaron Brook, ARI chairman executive, has been invited to give talks at Exeter University in the UK. In 2014, Brook gave his first Exeter talk on the morality of capitalism. The talk, which was organized with the help of a former ARI intern, was delivered to a lecture room filled to capacity. In 2015, Brook came back to talk about the inequality debate. Again, it was a packed room with more than 150 students attending live, and with over 30,000 views it is one of the most watched videos with Brook.

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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