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The Morality of Capitalism: May 6, 2013 Talk by Dr. Yaron Brook

Apr 8 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- "The Morality of Capitalism"

May 6, 2013: A talk in Toronto by ARI executive director Dr. Yaron Brook

What: A talk about the nature of capitalism and its importance in our livesWhere: University of Toronto Medical Sciences Building 1 King's College Circle Room 3153When: Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.Admission: Free. A donation at the door ($10 suggested) will be gratefully accepted, however.



Description: Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion. In a culture that venerates Mother Teresa as a paragon of virtue, businessmen sit in stoic silence while their pursuit of profits is denounced as selfish greed. In this talk, Dr. Yaron Brook - executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government - will demonstrate how Ayn Rand's revolutionary ethics of rational self-interest supply the moral foundation that previous proponents of capitalism lacked. Dr. Brook will explain why individual rights are crucial for capitalism's survival - why productivity and profit, the "selfish greed" that conservatives abhor, are not vices but cardinal virtues.

Bio: Yaron Brook (MBA, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Finance, University of Texas at Austin) is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and is co-author with ARI fellow Don Watkins of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government.

Info: http://yaronto.com/

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Dr. Brook is available for interviews now and after the talk.

Contact: Kurt Kramer at media@aynrand.org or call 202-609-7470, ext. 202.

For more information on Objectivism's unique point of view, go to ARI's website. The Ayn Rand Institute promotes the philosophy of Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

This event is organized, hosted and sponsored by an organization other than the Ayn Rand Institute. The Ayn Rand Institute does not necessarily agree with all of the content that will be presented.



Contacts:
Toronto Objectivist Committee
Conrad Lagowski
Organizer
647-787-8905
darnoconrad@gmail.com

Toronto Objectivist Committee
Ted Harlson
Local media contact
647-269-3304
tharlson@hotmail.com





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