Future Freedom Reception: Inequality Empowers Individual Responsibility – A Yaron Brook talk


  • 18/11/2015
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We’re delighted to announce that the speaker at November’s Future Freedom reception will be the Yaron Brook, the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.

He will speak on the topic “Inequality Empowers Individual Responsibility”

Please note, this event aimed at under 30s.

RSVP: via email or on 0207 799 8900.

About the talk:

Long after he had established himself as one of America’s leading businessmen, as well as history’s greatest steelmaker, Andrew Carnegie reflected that “We all live in the richest and freest country in the world, where no man is limited except by his own mental attitude and his own desires.”

At the time — a decade or so before the First World War — Carnegie’s attitude was nearly universal. In America, anyone could carve out a better life for himself if he worked hard. Today, Carnegie’s attitude is considered almost quaint.

Opportunity? Why, opportunity is a rare thing, and those Americans not lucky enough to be born with it should be given it at other people’s expense. Whether it’s an education, a job, a house, or a grant, opportunity is seen as something that others have to provide you with. If you don’t succeed, it’s not because you failed to capitalize on plentiful opportunities. It’s because you just weren’t one of the fortunate few.

In this talk, Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, promotes the opportunity of inequality, its benefits to the self and to society.   Only by embracing inequality, can we breakdown entitlement boundaries and energize others to take responsibility for the course of their own lives.

About Yaron:

Yaron Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.

Dr. Brook is coauthor, with Don Watkins, of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, and the host of The Yaron Brook Show, a live BlogTalkRadio podcast. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and debater.

He was a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and is a contributing author to Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea, Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism and Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution — As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen.

Dr. Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge fund manager, of which he is managing director and chairman.

He serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and CEHE (Center for Excellence in Higher Education), and he is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.