Dr Yaron Brook speaks to the Oxford Guild Business Society at the Said Business School on May 16, 2014 on the topic of 'The Morality of Capitalism'.
The event was co-hosted with Liberty League in association with the Ayn Rand Institute and was a thought provoking and heated discussion on a wide range of issues. Dr Brook had flown in from the US to speak about this controversial, topical and fascinating topic and it proved to be a very exciting event.
The blurb for the talk is below:
Capitalism Without Guilt: The Moral Case for Freedom Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion. In a culture that venerates Mother Teresa as a paragon of virtue, businessmen sit in stoic silence while their pursuit of profits is denounced as selfish greed. Society tells businessmen to sacrifice, to serve others, to "give back"—counting on their acceptance of self-interest as a moral crime, with chronic guilt its penance. Is it any wonder that productive giants from John D. Rockefeller to Bill Gates have behaved as if profit-making leaves a moral stain that only tireless philanthropy can launder but never fully remove? It is time the world heard the moral case for laissez-faire capitalism.
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Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Yaron is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the coauthor of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government and Equal is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. He is also a contributing author to both Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. He speaks around the world on a variety of topics including the morality of capitalism, Ayn Rand and her philosophy, finance and economics, and the value of inequality.
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Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Yaron is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a world class speaker.