Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Why Don’t Americans Have More Saved For Retirement?

Eduardo Porter has a piece in The New York Times blaming Wall Street for the fact that the average American is allegedly going to run out of money in retirement. According to Porter, the average working family nearing retirement has just $104,000 in retirement savings—obviously not enough to keep someone afloat for twenty or thirty years.

I’m not convinced that we are in fact facing a “retirement crisis.” But I want to set that aside. What’s interesting is who Porter blames for this problem.

from Ayn Rand Institute - Blog

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What You Missed on Yesterday's The Yaron Brook Show

Yesterday, Elan Journo joined Yaron Brook as co-host of The Yaron Brook Show to talk about what America should do about the Middle East. Topics included: Why radical Islamists hate the West; Whether we should be friendly with Saudi Arabia; How American rules of engagement have damaged the morale of soldiers; Who is to blame for innocents killed in war.

from Ayn Rand Institute - Blog

Friday, March 6, 2015

Birth Inequality?

Now I’ve heard everything. We read about income gaps, and wealth gaps, and racial gaps, and gender gaps. But now The Atlantic warns us about the ominously growing “unplanned birth” gap.

Poorer women have always had more unplanned children than affluent women, but it turns out that the gap has been widening since the mid-1990s, leading the article’s author, Gillian White, to wonder if this is an outcome of economic inequality.

from Ayn Rand Institute - Blog

Monday on The Yaron Brook Show: What America Should Do About the Middle East

Tune in Monday, March 9 for an all new episode of Yaron Brook’s radio show. Elan Journo, ARI’s director of policy research and an expert in foreign policy, will join Yaron as co-host to talk about what America’s role in the Middle East should be. They’ll give their take on ISIS, Saudi Arabia, Israel and much more.

from Ayn Rand Institute - Blog

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Why should you care about the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict?

Why should you care about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Most Americans think of it as a fight over a narrow strip of land, by adversaries who each have some legitimate grievances but also some marks against them. It is, therefore, far from obvious why outsiders should be concerned. But this apathy is misguided: much of what people think they know about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is just dead wrong.

from Ayn Rand Institute - Blog

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Recent Guests on The Yaron Brook Show: Ambassador John Bolton Grover Norquist and Others

Last Friday, Yaron broadcasted live from CPAC, the largest annual conference for conservatives in America. In addition to giving his take on all the happenings at the conference, Yaron interviewed the following guests: Ambassador John R. Bolton; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Adam Mossoff of the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property; Peter Schwartz, author of the forthcoming In Defense of Selfishness; Larry Spiwak, president of the Phoenix Center and an expert on net neutrality.

from Ayn Rand Institute - Blog