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Dr Yaron Brook on how equality holds you back

  • Adam Smith Institute 23 Great Smith Street London United Kingdom (map)

Please note that we are at full capacity for this event and so unfortunately will not be able to reserve any more places.

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?

Dr Yaron Brook, chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute, will speak about why inequality doesn't matter.

And no, this is not an April Fool’s Joke.

Yaron will argue that a genuinely laissez-faire capitalist society is, in fact, the only system that delivers fairness and justice.

Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He can be heard weekly on The Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on the BlogTalkRadio podcast. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and television programs in the United States and across the world.

An internationally sought-after speaker and debater, Brook is also the author of multiple books including Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government, Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality.

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. Brook 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), he is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.

To request a place, please email events@adamsmith.org. We open doors at 6pm and the talk itself will begin at 6.30pm, with a Q&A session taking place after the lecture at approximately 7:15pm.