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Thursday 12 March 2015
Daily Camera (Boulder)

The Morality of CapitalismCapitalism is not only moral, it is also the only moral social system, contends Yaron Brook, the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion, 7 p.m., University of Colorado…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Mar 2015
Monday 09 March 2015
Teresa Ristow, Steamboat Today (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Saying derogatory things and offending one another is the foundation of the right to free speech, and that right is in jeopardy, according to Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute in Southern California. “People have a right to be despicable, and they have a right to free speech,” said Brook…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Mar 2015
Saturday 14 February 2015
David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy

Even most progressive think tanks engage in little rigorous thinking about the underlying moral assumptions of a good society. Rather, they’re just policy shops. Not so on the right, where funders have invested heavily in articulating the values frameworks that should govern public life. I used to regularly debate the president of the Ayn Rand Institute, and I was always amazed by how many resources it had—and how well it engaged its supporters in dialogue over political philosophy.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Feb 2015
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Richard Morrison, Competitive Enterprise Institute

This weekend I attended a fascinating event at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on the subject of economic inequality. Prof. Rajshree Agarwal put together a program that included a series of short debates by her Executive MBA students, followed by a one-on-one debate on the same questions between University of Minnesota Prof. Paul Vaaler and Ayn Rand Institute Executive Director Yaron Brook.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Feb 2015
Saturday 07 February 2015

Ayn Rand, author, thinker and political lightning rod, would have turned 110 years old this week. More than three decades after her death, she remains one of the most influential defenders of the free market.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Feb 2015
U of MD (College Park)

The inaugural Snider Center Debate on Enterprise and Markets will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Moderated by Rajshree Agarwal, the debate will feature guest speakers Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute, and Paul Vaaler, the Mooty Chair in Law and Economics at the University of Minnesota.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Feb 2015
Sunday 01 February 2015
Mark Skousen, Town Hall

Ziad told me he had heard about FreedomFest and can’t wait to join us at our gigantic conference set for July 8-11 at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. He will do a special session with Yaron Brook (president, Ayn Rand Institute and an expert financial analyst) — a Lebanese and Israeli together talking about the markets. Only at FreedomFest!

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jan 2015
Friday 30 January 2015
Nina Golgowski, New York Daily News

…she also lists author Ayn Rand, economist Milton Friedman, feminist porn star Nina Hartley, and former call girl Maggie McNeil, as some of her “favorite figures in liberty.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Duke University porn star Belle Knox is eyeing a possible career in politics.

The second-year student, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, has been promoting her libertarian views as campus coordinator of Students for Liberty and helped bring Ayn Rand Institute head Yaron Brook to speak at Duke.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Hunter Walker, Business Insider

Weeks identifies her “favorite figures in liberty” as Ayn Rand, economist Milton Friedman, and two other activists whose careers have included both sex and politics: porn star Nina Hartley and former call girl Maggie McNeill.

Weeks brought her first speaker to Duke on Tuesday: Ayn Rand Institute head Yaron Brook. She immediately rattled off two names when asked about whom she would ideally hope to bring to the school next.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 28 Jan 2015
Sunday 11 January 2015
Edward B. Driscoll Jr., WorldNetDaily

Whittle moderated the panel, which featured Yaron Brook, a former Israeli intelligence officer who is now executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, and PJTV contributors Tammy Bruce and Andrew Klavan. They explored everything from the influence of radical Islam to the significance of refugees in the oil-rich nations of the Middle East.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jan 2015
Tuesday 30 December 2014
Massimo Pigliucci, Scientia Salon

My first report from this year’s meeting of the American Philosophical Association, being held in Philadelphia, will be a bit strange, as it covers a session off the main program, sponsored by none other than the Ayn Rand Society, and entitled “The moral basis of capitalism.” Now, Randians, or Objectivists as they prefer to be called, are nowhere near the mainstream of academic philosophy, being pretty much ignored by any moral or political philosopher I know. Still, there are some professional philosophers in the group, and they do get together at the APA, if for nothing else but to put up their (usually pretty much entirely unvisited) book exhibit during the meeting. At the 2014 APA-Eastern, the Randian session was chaired by James G. Lennox (University of Pittsburgh), and the speakers were James Otteson (Wake Forest University), Peter Boettke (George Mason University), and Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute). Here is the gist of what they said, with my most certainly not neutral commentary.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Dec 2014