Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour did much better than expected in June’s General Election. Many in Britain, especially young voters, flocked to the polls as enthusiastically as their American counterparts did last year for Bernie Sanders. Were these voters enamoured by the economics of socialism, or does the appeal of such views stem from a deeper issue? While advocates of economic freedom point to the benefits of the free market and to the fact that socialism has failed wherever it has been attempted, the moral high ground is left to those who promote an ever-growing state. Is the problem with socialism the fact that it proposes inefficient means to achieving noble ends? Dr Yaron Brook, Executive Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, in his first ever talk at the UK TaxPayers’ Alliance, will argue that the socialist policies of Corbyn’s Labour are not merely disastrous, but morally reprehensible, and will explain why the state’s proper role is to protect individual rights, rather than to “level the playing field”. Yaron Brook delivered this talk in London on September 4, 2017.
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.