Lessons from the Financial Crisis: More Government or Less?

THU, MAY 20, 2010 (1:37:47)

Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Peter Kadzis, Editor of the Boston Phoenix and former contributor to Money, Forbes, and the Boston Business Journal debate the lessons learned during the financial crisis–from bailouts to reforms to our efforts to prevent another economic disaster.

+ BIO: Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook serves as the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and the Ayn Rand Center of Individual Rights; ARI’s Washington, DC-based public policy arm. He is a prominent advocate for Objectivism, the philosophy of novelist Ayn Rand. Dr. Brook is a contributing editor of The Objective Standard, contributing author to the anthology Winning the Unwinnable War, and co-author of Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea. He is a weekly guest on Front Page hosted by PJTV, the first center-right online television network broadcasting over the Internet, and makes frequent guest appearances on national radio and TV with Objectivism’s unique perspective on current events. A popular speaker at universities, public forums, industry conferences, academic panels, community and professional groups, his recent talks encompass the moral foundations of capitalism and individual rights–including the right to not be your brother’s health care keeper.

+ BIO: Peter Kadzis

Peter Kadzis joined the Boston Phoenix as Associate Editor in 1988, became editor in 1989, and was named Executive Editor of the Phoenix Media/Communications Group in 2004. He assumed responsibility for all content and operation at its three newspapers, various magazines, and websites. Mr. Kadzis is also a political commentator on Fox 25 News. Mr. Kadzis’ newspaper career includes work at the Boston Globe, the Providence Journal, New York Daily News, Money Magazine, and Forbes. He has covered a variety of topics including breaking news, politics, Wall Street, and the economy. Mr. Kadzis also worked as an editorial advisor to the Boston Business Journal before founding its companion publication, the Providence Business News. Under Kadzis’s leadership, the Phoenix has been awarded the Pulitzer for Criticism and the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. Kadzis in 2002 and 2009 won NEPA’s award for Distinguished Editorial Writing.

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