Don Watkins is one of today’s most vocal champions of business and free enterprise. He is coauthor, with Yaron Brook, of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, and of Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality—the first book to challenge the crusade against economic inequality. His work has garnered praise from some of today’s most prominent leaders including Brian Tracy, Grover Norquist, David Sokol, and Steve Forbes.
A fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute until 2017, Don studied inequality, finance, entrepreneurship, business ethics, regulation, the welfare state, and the moral foundations of capitalism. He has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and speaks regularly at conferences and university campuses, including Stanford, Brown, University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago. He is currently Director of Education at the Center for Industrial Progress.
A Forbes.com columnist from 2010 to 2013, his writings have also appeared in The Guardian, USA Today, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, The Daily Caller, The Claremont Review of Books, and FoxNews.com, among many others. Don is host of the podcast The Debt Dialogues, which has featured some of today’s most respected thinkers, including George Will, Walter Williams, and Charles Murray.
He is also the author of RooseveltCare: How Social Security Is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance, the only book to make the historic, economic, and philosophic case against the welfare state.
You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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