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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.”
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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.’
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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.
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Yaron Brook and Steve Simpson at Freedom Summit Chicago 2016

On October 29, ARI will be at AM 560 The Answer’s Freedom Summit Chicago 2016. Yaron Brook and Steve Simpson will start the conference with morning sessions, in which they present their radical Objectivist perspective on two of today’s most important issues; namely, the inequality debate and freedom of speech.
Government And Business

The Trouble With “Rent Seeking”

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.

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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