Featuring the authors Yaron Brook, Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute; Don Watkins, Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute; moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
Here, Brook and Watkins explain how Rand’s ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, overregulation, and the swelling welfare state. And most important, they argue that Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism can enable defenders of the free market to seize the moral high ground in the fight to limit government. This is a fresh and timely look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history—and the immediate relevance of her message.
From bankruptcy and serfdom to a society that is free, prosperous and moral by Guy Bentley
If we are to have a free market revolution our culture and society will need a moral revolution. As well as being an indispensable guide to the facts over the financial crisis and other major policy areas, Dr. Brook and Don Watkin’s book shows how Ayn Rand’s ideas can change the course the western world has been on – from bankruptcy and serfdom to a society that is free, prosperous and moral.
Review of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins, Jaana Woiceshyn
Why does the government keep growing, why should we be concerned about it, and what to do about it? “Free Market Revolution” by Yaron Brook, Executive Director, and Don Watkins, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute answers these questions in lucid, lively prose, peppered with several concrete examples from business and politics. If you have ever pondered these questions or been alarmed by the continuing economic recession, the skyrocketing deficit, and the debt crisis in the United States—$16 trillion and counting—I urge you to read this book. It astutely describes the current economic, political, and moral mess of America—and offers a way out of it.