Yaron Brook and David Callahan debate whether or not capitalism and the federal government are moral forces. From the financial crisis to Obamacare to the budget debates, the size and scope of government and the role of capitalism is being reexamined across the country.
Dr. Yaron Brook
Yaron Brook is president of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. He is a contributing editor of The Objective Standard and his articles have been featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, Providence Journal and the Orange County Register. Dr. Brook is often interviewed on radio and is a frequent guest on a variety of national TV shows, having appeared on Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC and C-SPAN. Dr. Brook, a former finance professor, lectures on Objectivism, capitalism, business and foreign policy at college campuses, community groups and corporations across America and throughout the world.
David Callahan is a co-founder of Demos and now edits the Demos blog PolicyShop.net. David is the author of eight books and his many articles have been published in such places as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and The American Prospect.
He is also a regular commentator on television and radio programs and a frequent public speaker. David's research and writing has focused in several areas. He has written extensively on taxes and fiscal policy, the social safety net, financial reform, regulation, and trade and globalization. In addition, his research has focused on issues of values and ethics.
He is the author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Do Well as well as The Moral Center: How Progressives Can Unite America Around Our Shared Values. His latest book Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America was published in 2010.
David has also written several books on U.S. national security policy, including Unwinnable Wars: American Power and Ethnic Conflict.
David received his B.A. at Hampshire College and his Ph.D in Politics at Princeton University.