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September 8, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Resurgence of Big Government
Who: Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute
What: A talk analyzing the reasons for the resurgence of big government in America. A Q&A will follow.
Where: Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When: Thursday, September 18, 2006, at 7:30 PM
The public and media are invited. Admission is FREE.
Summary: America entered the 21st century riding a wave of prosperity brought on by two decades of increasing economic freedom--yet our current decade has seen an explosion in the size and reach of government. Today we hear from all sides that the source of our economic troubles is capitalism, and that the solution is more regulation, more controls, more government.
In this talk, Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will discuss why Americans began to embrace free markets during the ’80s and ’90s--and why this trend could not last. He will argue that capitalism had proved itself to be the only economic system capable of achieving lasting prosperity, but that a crucial failure on the part of capitalism’s defenders made the resurgence of big government inevitable.
Using our current housing and financial crisis as a case study, Dr. Brook will show how the inability of capitalism’s advocates to provide a moral defense of self-interest and the profit motive--essential characteristics of capitalism--led Americans to view government intervention as the cure for economic disasters allegedly brought on by “market excesses” and unrestrained “greed.”
Finally, Dr. Brook will show how Ayn Rand’s revolutionary morality of rational egoism completes the case for capitalism and thereby makes possible a permanent end to big government.
Bio: Dr. Yaron Brook is president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and a contributing editor of The Objective Standard. A former finance professor, he has been published in academic as well as popular publications, and his opinion-editorials appear in major newspapers. He is frequently interviewed on national TV and radio. Dr. Brook lectures on Objectivism, business ethics and foreign policy at college campuses, community groups and corporations across America and throughout the world.
For more information on this talk, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr. Yaron Brook is available for interviews now and after his talk.
Contact: Larry Benson
Phone: (949) 222-6550, ext. 213
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