“When, at the age of twelve, at the time of the Russian revolution, I first heard the Communist principle that Man must exist for the sake of the State, I perceived that this was the essential issue, that this principle was evil, and that it could lead to nothing but evil, regardless of any methods, details, decrees, policies, promises and pious platitudes.“
What can we learn from the wealth gap between South Korea and North Korea? Why is religion appealing? Is Ryancare/Trumpcare merely another step toward socialized medicine? And what’s the real cause of Venezuela’s collapse? These are some of the questions touched on in the latest episode of The Yaron Brook Show.
Ayn Rand’s Los Angeles Times column “Our Alleged Competitor” is republished in the April issue of The Conservative. The Conservative is a new quarterly journal founded and edited by Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament. In this 1962 column, Rand discusses the rationalizations used to excuse Soviet Russia’s failures.
Over the past two years, Yaron Brook, ARI executive chairman, has given four lectures in Poland, organized by the Independent Student Association, European Students for Liberty (ESFL) Poland and the Freedom & Entrepreneurship Foundation.
You have probably seen a “meme” or two suggesting that Sweden is a socialist paradise. What exactly are we to make of these “memes”? In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, guest host Amanda Maxham interviews Carl Svanberg to discuss the myth of socialist Sweden, the price of “free” health care and whether the welfare state is compatible with freedom and justice. Maxham wraps up the show with a discussion of genetically engineered flowers.
Is Sweden a socialist utopia? In this special-edition episode of The Yaron Brook Show, guest host Amanda Maxham digs to the bottom of a couple of shared Facebook memes asserting that Sweden is a socialist heaven that the United States should try to emulate. To get the real scoop, Maxham calls ARI research associate Carl Svanberg, who was born and raised in Sweden. Among other things, they discuss the perception versus reality of Scandinavia in general and Sweden in particular.
Yaron Brook has been invited to be the next speaker in the Hungry Minds Speaker series.The talk takes place on August 25 at Chinook Tavern in Greenwood Village, Colorado. On August 26 and 27, he will also give two talks at the Steamboat Institute’s 8th Annual Freedom Conference and Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Leftists love citing countries like Sweden as proof that “democratic socialism” works. To set the record straight, I recently gave a campus talk, entitled “Sweden: Socialist Paradise or Egalitarian Nightmare?” at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.