In this talk, Dr. Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Institute argues for "The Morality of Capitalism" at The University of Exeter, to The Undergraduate and SEE Talks.This video was recorded live by XTV (xtvonline.co.uk) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
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 and a world class speaker.