WTTW - Chicago Tonight
Income equality is shaping up to be one of the key issues in the 2016 presidential race, but is promoting equality the solution to reinvigorating the nation?
Don Watkins and Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute argue that fighting against income inequality is misguided in their new book, “Equal is Unfair.“
“What we care about is whether individuals are able to rise by merit—and the fact is that many of the policies the inequality critics say will improve mobility actually make rising by merit much harder,” they argue in the book.
"Chicago Tonight” host Brandis Friedman talked to Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and former columnist for Forbes, about his case against equality, what the government should focus its economic policy on and how income inequality is being addressed in the presidential election.