Yaron Debates: at Yale – Is Inequality Fair or Unfair?

A debate on inequality hosted by the Federalist Society at Yale Law School.

This debate was streamed live on Sep 27, 2017 by the Federalist Society at Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium. The Yale Federalist Society presents “Is Inequality Fair?” — a live streamed panel discussion and Q&A.

We’re told that the gap between the poor and the rich has widened. Many decry the “injustice” of income and wealth inequality. But is it actually a problem and are the proposed remedies truly just? What is a fair “distribution” of income and wealth? 

Yaron Brook, executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, argues that a genuinely laissez-faire capitalist society is, in fact, the only system of fairness, that is, justice. Distinguished Yale Law School Professor Daniel Markovits will join this discussion, which will then be opened up to questions from the audience.

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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