Don Watkins and Yaron Brook are currently on a tour promoting their newly released book, Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality in talks, panels, seminars and debates. So far, they have reached audiences in Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Yesterday, Investor’s Business Daily published a new op-ed by Don Watkins and Yaron Brook, in which they argue, contra Thomas Piketty et al., that there’s nothing even remotely unfair with the wealth gap due to inheritances.
Yaron Brook will be in the Chicago area March 21 to March 23 to discuss his much anticipated new book, Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. The book, co-authored by Don Watkins, is the first major narrative to challenge Bernie, Hillary and the rest of the inequality alarmists.
The critics of income inequality say that CEO pay is too high, and that the government should fight inequality by limiting executive compensation. Don Watkins, co-author with Yaron Brook of the book Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, argues that successful CEOs deserve their pay — and that the attempts to limit their pay are unjust.
Recently, I debated Professor Rick L. Hasen of UC Irvine School of Law at a Federalist Society event at Southwestern School of Law in LA. The subject was campaign finance law, and Professor Hasen took the opportunity to outline the case he makes in his new book, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections. From the title, you might guess that he is both not a fan of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and that he thinks money in politics is leading to a kind of plutocracy, in which the wealthy end up influencing government far out of proportion to everyone else.
Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, by bestselling authors Don Watkins and Yaron Brook, is the first book to make the comprehensive case against inequality critics like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Paul Krugman.
Today’s leading critics of economic inequality tell us that, unless we’re “privileged,” success is impossible, that the “have-nots” cannot rise through their own productive efforts, and that the desire for extraordinary success is greedy and immoral. In this talk, Don Watkins argues that these ideas are false and pernicious.
I’m not a huge golf fan — truth be told, I know next to nothing about the sport. But I nevertheless was fascinated by Tiger Woods’s recent interview with Time magazine, where he talked about the prospect of having to retire from golf at the age of 40 due to injury.