In the wake of bailouts, stimulus packages, regulatory expansion, and a massive new entitlement program, ObamaCare, many Americans, alarmed by the rapid growth of the state, started the tea party rebellion. But previous rebellions against Big Government, such as the “swing to the right” of the 1980s, failed to substantially roll back government intervention in the economy. Now, there is a new protest group, Occupy Wall Street, which seems to be rebelling at the capitalist system itself.
In this talk, Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will offer his assessment of these two groups, based on a revolutionary view of why government intervention grows–and what must be done in order to stop it. His provocative conclusion: to successfully stop the growth of the state, and end cronyism, Americans will have to discover that laissez-faire capitalism is the only moral system–one that must be defended without guilt.
Who: Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute
When: Thursday, November 3 · 7:30pm – 9:00pm
What: A talk that will focus on understanding what capitalism is, and its nature as a moral system
Where: George Mason University, Science & Tech II, Room 7 (Ground Floor)