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Free Market Revolution

How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government

By Yaron Brook, Don Watkins

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Format: Hardcover, 251 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2012
"NATIONAL BESTSELLER"A look at how our current crises are caused by too much government, and how Ayn Rand's bold defense of free markets can help us change course. The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results revealed that tens of millions of Americans are alarmed by Big Government, but skeptical that anything can or will be done to stop the growth of the state. In "Free Market Revolution, " the keepers of Ayn Rand's legacy argue that the answer lies in her pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers. In the past few years, Rand's works have surged to new peaks of popularity, as politicians like Paul Ryan, media figures like John Stossel, and businessmen like John Mackey routinely name her as one of their chief influences. Here, Brook and Watkins explain how her ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, overregulation, and the swelling welfare state. And most important, they show how Rand's philosophy can enable defenders of the free market to sieze the moral high ground in the fight to limit government. This is a fresh and urgent look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history ideas that may prove the only hope for the future."

Table of Contents

Introduction The Incredible Unshrinking Government Why Government Grows With Friends Like These... The 2008 Housing Meltdown: A Crisis That Government Built Rethinking Selfishness The Morality of Success The Business of Business The Nobility of the Profit Motive Selfishness Unleashed The Dynamism of the Market The Regulatory State and Its Victims The Immoral Entitlement State You Are Not Your Brother's Health Care Provider Stopping the Growth of the State Index

About the Author

YARON BROOK is Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, and CNN.com, and appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, The Glenn Beck Show, On the Money, and Closing Bell, among others. A former finance professor at Santa Clara University, USA, he is the co-writer with Don Watkins on a column on business and capitalism at Forbes.com DON WATKINS is an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute and the co-writer with Yaron Brooks of a column on business and capitalism at Forbes.com. He has appeared on The Thom Hartmann Program and the G. Gordon Liddy Show, and written op-eds for Investor's Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, and CNBC.com.

Reviews

'Yaron Brook and Don Watkins...have done a good job of applying her approach to present-day conditions. Free Market Revolution is a critique of contemporary American from what Rand called an objectivist perspective.' - Daniel Ben-Ami, Financial Times

EAN: 9780230341692
ISBN: 0230341691
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Dimensions: 24.05 x 16.31 x 2.34 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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