IS CAPITALISM HEARTLESS? PRESIDENT OF THE AYN RAND INSTITUTE TALKS ECONOMIC POLICY (AND HOW TO FIX THE ECONOMY) WITH THEBLAZE
Dr. Yaron Brook, the president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, stopped by TheBlaze newsroom recently for a lively interview with contributor Mallory Factor. With the recent release of Atlas Shrugged II and the presidential election right around the corner, many of the theories and philosophies Brook advocates are at the center of politics today.
After noting that Brook has a new book out– Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government– the two delved right into the issues.
“What about protecting all those people who need to be protected?” Factor asked, bringing up a common critique of what some call “unbridled” capitalism. “Don’t we have moral obligations to people?”
“No, we don’t,” he said simply. “Somebody else’s needs, somebody else’s suffering, somebody else’s desires are not your responsibility.”