Yaron Brook Tackles Taxes on Stossel Tonight

Tune in tonight (Thursday, April 10) for an appearance by Yaron Brook on Stossel featuring a discussion with host John Stossel about the crushing burden of taxation. The show starts at 9 p.m. eastern time on the Fox Business Network.

In a recent column about taxes, Stossel highlights some of what Brook had to say at the taping:

“What the tax code is doing is trying to choose our values for us,” complains Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute. I think I choose my own values, but it’s true that politicians use taxes to manipulate us. Million-dollar mortgage deductions steer us to buy bigger houses, and solar tax credits persuaded me to put solar panels on my roof. Brook objects to every manipulation in the code: “It’s telling us charity is good!”

On my TV show, I respond: But charity is good! Brook retorts, “If you want to give to charity, great, (but) I might invest in a business that’s more important.”