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Dr. Brook @ NYU, 1/30/06

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The Objectivist Club at New York University Presents:

Dr. Yaron Brook: Why Conservatives are Anti-Business

DATE: Monday January 30, 2006

TIME: 7:00 pm (Doors open @ 6:30PM)

LOCATION: 60 Washington Square S., NYU Kimmel Center - Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor)

RSVP: http://nyu.objectivismonline.net -- Bring photo ID

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Conservatives often present themselves as "pro-business" and "pro- free market," i.e., in favor of an economic system that enables productive businessmen to flourish. Yet, in reality, Dr. Yaron Brook observes, conservatives support many anti-business policies, from antitrust prosecution to "windfall" taxes on profits – policies that hurt this nation's most innovative and successful businessmen. Conservatives are anti-business in practice, Dr. Brook argues, because they accept an anti-business moral theory – a religious morality that upholds a life of renunciation and sacrifice, and thus advocates a government that shackles, taxes, and punishes the pursuit of material success in this world. What America's productive businessmen need – and, in fact, what all of us need – Dr. Brook explains, is a moral philosophy that regards the creation and enjoyment of wealth as a virtue.

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