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Saturday 05 March 2016
Negative
Itai Vardi, DeSmogBlog

Last July, the Israeli parliament’s Committee on Economics held several key deliberations ahead of a looming final government decision over the gas deal with Houston-based Noble Energy and its minority Israeli partners. One of those who testified in person at the hearings was Boaz Arad, who presented himself as “Director of the Ayn Rand Center Israel.” Arad, who works in computer products marketing, berated those who opposed the gas deal, denounced the very idea of a “common resource,” and urged the government to make concessions to the multinational consortium.

But attendees at the hearing probably did not realize that Arad is not a disinterested expert on matters concerning fossil fuel use.

Ayn Rand Center Israel’s (ARCI) website reveals that it is an offspring of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), the American organization dedicated to spreading the works of libertarian philosopher and right-wing ideologue, Ayn Rand.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Mar 2016
Friday 04 March 2016
Positive
Look to the Stars

Chicago Ideas announced this week that Academy Award-winning actress and founder of the lifestyle brand goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO of goop, Lisa Gersh and Top Chef’s Emmy-nominated host and author Padma Lakshmi will join the Curiosity Series lineup. Other confirmed speakers include The Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook, The Root’s Questlove and cultural commentator Chuck Klosterman.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Mar 2016
Tuesday 01 March 2016
Neutral
Yahoo Finance

Chicago Ideas announced today that Academy Award-winning actress and founder of the lifestyle brand goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO of goop, Lisa Gersh and Top Chef’s Emmy-nominated host and author Padma Lakshmi will join the Curiosity Series lineup. Other confirmed speakers include The Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook, The Root’s Questlove and cultural commentator Chuck Klosterman.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Mar 2016
Negative
Stefan Stern, Management Today (United Kingdom)

Timing is everything. As US voters roar their disapproval at an economy that feels rigged, in which protected elites prosper while almost everybody else finds life a struggle, along comes a book which declares that all this fretting over inequality is misguided.

Inequality is a ‘non-problem’, say Don Watkins and Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute (more of her later). The American Dream is under threat, not because of howling gaps between rich and poor, but because the dead hand of government is stifling opportunity.

The authors are true Ayn Rand acolytes, and share some of her zingers: 'The man at the bottom who, left to himself, would starve in his hopeless ineptitude, contributes nothing to those above him, but receives the bonus of all of their brains.’

This is the book’s problem: it is too faithful to the authors’ chilly heroine.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Mar 2016
Sunday 28 February 2016
Positive
Live Leak

Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, by bestselling authors Don Watkins and Yaron Brook – the first book to make the comprehensive case against inequality critics like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Paul Krugman.

“Incisive, well-written, much-needed and powerful antidote to the pernicious ‘wisdom’ about income inequality. The real problem is not free markets but arbitrary government power. An impressive achievement.” – Steve Forbes

“This is an extraordinary book that will open your eyes and increase your awareness about this politically charged subject. You learn how and why ‘inequality’ is largely a myth and that the key to higher incomes lies in making yourself more productive throughout your life.” – Brian Tracy, author – No Excuses!

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 28 Feb 2016
Saturday 06 February 2016
Positive
Stephen Harner, Forbes

A sub-theme is the debate over “inequality” and remedies promoted by big-government income redistribution advocates like President Obama and French academic Thomas Piketty, as opposed to advocates of capitalist, free market solutions. A panel on this topic yesterday featured George Gilder, Gene Epstein, economics editor at Barron’s, and Yaron Brook, president, Ayn Rand Institute. Needless to say, the free marketeers have the right approach.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jul 2014
Sunday 24 January 2016
Negative
Gearóid Ó Colmáin, Dissident Voice

As in the case of the Arab Spring, some anarchists are once again unwitting tools and fools of imperialist subversion. The Berliner anarchist collective “Peng”! is helping to smuggle immigrants into Europe illegally. This is part of the groups ‘international solidarity’. The organisation is funded by the ultra-right wing Ayn Rand Institute, whose director is Israeli and Zionist ideologue Yaron Brook.

Ayn Rand was a Jewish philosopher who promoted the concept of objectivism; the idea that self-interest is the goal in every individual’s life and that laissez-faire capitalism is the only system compatible with the individual’s super-egotism.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Jan 2016
Tuesday 08 December 2015

…inequalityStanwood Camano NewsAccording to the Ayn Rand Institute’s Don Watkins and Yaron Brook, authors of the upcoming book, “Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Dec 2015
Saturday 14 November 2015
Melvin Davila Martinez, Times of Israel (Jerusalem)

In a recent episode of the Peikoff.com Q&A on Ayn Rand podcast, Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, responded to the question, “What do you think about the immigration crisis…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2015
Thursday 29 October 2015
The Courier (Conroe, TX)

…the SuccessfulYour Houston NewsAccording to the Ayn Rand Institute’s Don Watkins and Yaron Brook, (ari.aynrand.org ) authors of the upcoming book, “Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Oct 2015
Saturday 24 October 2015

…revela que el dominio pertenece al Instituto Ayn Rand, con sede en EEUU. Es un think tank -laboratorio de ideas- americano. El director ejecutivo es el judío -nacido en Israel- Yaron Brook. Este…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2015
Friday 23 October 2015
The Courier (Conroe, TX)

According to the Ayn Rand Institute’s Don Watkins and Yaron Brook, (ari.aynrand.org ) authors of the upcoming book, “Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality,” what’s stifling opportunity in America is not income inequality, but political equality. Instead of the government protecting our equal rights, it is granting some people special privileges and shackling others with special burdens.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Oct 2015