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Yaron Brook - Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government

The Heartland Institute
One South Wacker Drive #2740
Chicago, Illinois 60606
November 14, 2012, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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.

Watch Yaron Brook talk about his latest book on C-SPAN's Book TV.

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, by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins, 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.

In the book, Brook and Watkins explain how Rand's 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 seize 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.


“Free Market Revolution will raise the ire of every statist, socialist and crony capitalist.  Rand understood – as do the authors of this all-too-timely book – that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not.” — Steve Forbes


"Free Market Revolution is must-reading for an age in which the government seems to be treating Atlas Shrugged not as a warning, but as a how-to manual."— Glenn Reynolds, "Instapundit"