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Yaron Brook

Executive Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute
  • Coauthor of national bestseller, Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government
  • Speaks frequently on topics including the morality of capitalism, inequality, and free speech
  • Former columnist for Forbes, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily
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Dr. Brook is an internationally sought-after speaker and debater. He speaks and debates frequently on topics ranging from the morality of capitalism, to the inequality debate, to free speech. He appears often on university campuses and at professional conferences all over the world.

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 available, Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and is a contributing author to Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea, Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, and Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution — As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen.  He was a columnist at, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.

Dr. Brook is the host of The Yaron Brook Show, a live BlogTalkRadio podcast airing Saturdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PT, as well as host of The Yaron Brook Show on AM560 Chicago, also airing Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm PT and syndicated on Miami’s AM880 The Biz and Denver’s KDMT 1690 Money Talk.

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.

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.

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