Equal is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality

By Don Watkins and Yaron Brook
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9.12 Hours 03/29/2016 unabridged
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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 • 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.

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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
• 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.

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Author Bio: Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and has written for the Wall Street JournalUSA TodayInvestor’s Business Daily, and CNN.com. He has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, The Glenn Beck Show, On the Money, and Closing Bell, among other programs. A former finance professor at Santa Clara University, he is the cowriter with Don Watkins of a column on business and capitalism at Forbes.com.

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Author Bio: Don Watkins

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English