Dr Yaron Brook
executive director, Ayn Rand Institute; co-author, Equal is Unfair: America's misguided fight against income inequality
Yaron Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, and host of The Yaron Brook Show, a live BlogTalkRadio podcast airing Saturdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PT.
Dr Brook is an internationally sought-after speaker and debater. He is coauthor, with Don Watkins, of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s ideas can end big government. They now have a new book, Equal is Unfair: America’s misguided fight against income inequality. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
Dr Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987, he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years, he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge-fund manager, of which he is managing director and chairman.
He serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and CEHE (Center for Excellence in Higher Education), and he is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.
Follow Yaron on Twitter: @yaronbrook
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