In Free Market Revolution, the keepers of Ayn Rand's legacy argue that the answer lies in her pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest —a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers.
In the past few years, Rand's works have surged to new peaks of popularity, as politicians like Paul Ryan, media figures like John Stossel, and businessmen like John Mackey routinely name her as one of their chief influences. Here, Brook and Watkins explain how her 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 show how Rand's philosophy can enable defenders of the free market to sieze the moral high ground in the fight to limit government.
This is a fresh and urgent look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history — ideas that may prove the only hope for the future. Even as it merges hefty philosophical arguments, detailed discussions of key economic concepts, and numerous historical examples, its light and breezy prose enables quick reading Free Market Revolution could not have come at a better time.
Rand understood - as do the authors of this all-too-timely book - that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not. For those who think more government will solve our nation's problems, Free Market Revolution will open your eyes.
For those who can already see the light, it will sharpen your vision. Brook and Watkins dismantle the myth that free markets are responsible for today's ills, and they teach us how to take the moral high ground in the fight against Big Government. If there are any Occupiers left, this book should make them lay down their signs in surrender.
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government
Anyone who wants to understand why we have strayed so far from the Founders' ideals, and how we can find our way back, should read this book. Yaron Brook and Don Watkins meld philosophy with practicality in their cogent analysis of how Ayn Rand's moral defense of capitalism can bring down the limitless growth of government and restore its original, intended purpose--protection of individual rights.
Changing the trajectory of the country calls for a long and intense fight with very steep odds against victory. Rand is a tough sell with the general public; mentioning her name is enough to invoke knee-jerk reactions on either side of the political spectrum. Rand argued for the free-market on the basis that it is the only economic system which protects the pursuit of self-interest.
- Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government.
- Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government.
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A family does not get in line for Space Mountain in Disneyworld to stimulate the economy or help their neighbor, but rather because it is in their own interest to be happy and enrich their lives. Ditto for most goods and services offered in a free society.
Even Libertarian economist F. Anti-capitalists are persuasive not because of any fact of reality indeed, reality shows that the advent of capitalism inspired skyrocketing standards of living while all other isms lead to stagnation at best—death camps at worst , but because they appear to have the moral high ground.
If selfishness is viewed negatively while selflessness is a virtue, then it is inevitable that limited government becomes unlimited government. Brook and Watkins see this demonization of self-interest as the source of the moral opposition to capitalism. Jobs was selfish, the authors insist, but that is a moral virtue. He made his own life better through a passion for good products, and his investors, employees, and customers also benefited.
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We feel guilty[. It means giving to charity out of a sense of obligation rather than genuine concern. And it often means advocating for regulations and controls.
There is a tone of urgency, as though the authors are fighting a battle that will save the world. They tie economics directly to philosophy and real world examples. The research and statistics cited will not surprise anyone familiar with Rand or free-market economics, but Keynesians and Malthusians will find themselves challenged on all fronts. Connect with.