How Do We Go beyond Left and Right?
A weird phenomenon can be observed throughout the West: while the Left and the Right disagree less and less about the fundamentals (such as the expanding role of the state or the willingness to regulate the market), the tensions and the toxicity in the public sphere are at a peak. The culture wars are the field where political passions explode, and the result is a suffocating atmosphere, while the actual problems at hand remain unresolved.
Join us at the Hayek Institut for a discussion with Yaron Brook!
Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He wears many hats at the institute and travels extensively as ARI’s spokesman.
Brook can be heard on The Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on YouTube and Spreaker. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.
In addition to podcasting and speaking globally, Dr. Brook authors works that inspire critical thinking. His most recent book, “In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance,” makes the case that few industries are more vital to our prosperity – and more maligned – than the financial industry. Brook and coauthor Don Watkins explain why finance has faced so much criticism, and why, despite the conventional image of financiers as “greedy” and reckless, finance is a moral industry. Brook and Watkins also authored national best seller “Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government” and “Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality.”
Above and beyond his best-selling books, Dr. Brook is a contributing author to “Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea,” “Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism,” and “Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution — As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen”.