Equal is Unfair:

America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality

We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage.

But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality but an all-out war on success?

In this timely and thought-provoking work, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. You’ll discover

• why successful CEOs make so much money—and deserve to,
• how the minimum wage hurts the very people it claims to help,
• why middle-class stagnation is a myth,
• how the little-known history of Sweden reveals the dangers of forced equality, and
• the disturbing philosophy behind Obama’s economic agenda.

The critics of inequality are right about one thing: the American Dream is under attack. But instead of fighting to make America a place where anyone can achieve success, they are fighting to tear down those who already have. The real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success—not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality.

Author Biography

Don Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and the cowriter with Yaron Brook of a column on business and capitalism at Forbes.com. He appears regularly on radio and television, and his op-eds have appeared in such venues as Investor’s Business Daily, the Christian Science Monitor, FoxNews.com, and Forbes.

Reader Biography

Jeff Cummings, as an audiobook narrator, has won both an Earphones Award and the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Narration in Science and Technology. He is also a twenty-year veteran of the stage, having worked at many regional theaters across the country, from A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City and the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky. He also spent seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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