edited by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

In Pursuit of Wealth; The Moral Case for Finance
Editions:Paperback: $ 14.95
ISBN: 264

In this new book, In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance, Yaron Brook and Don Watkins dispel the prevailing negative myths about finance and clearly lay out the industry’s virtues within a moral framework. This ambitious book shows readers how we can reframe societal mores and end the vilification of financiers.

About Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

According to Wikipedia "Yaron Brook (1961) is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, writer, and activist. He is an Objectivist and the current chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute, where he was executive director from 2000 to 2017." And Don Watkins "(born 1982) is an American writer. He is an Objectivist and was a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute from 2006 to 2017. Watkins now works for the Center for Industrial Progress."

Talks about the Book

Yaron Brook discusses his book in his own radio show (18 minutes):

Table of Contents of In Pursuit of Wealth

  1. Introduction

Part 1: How Finance Helps Us Flourish

  1. The Moral Case for Finance
  2. The Morality of Moneylending: A Short History
  3. Finance Isn’t Free and Never Really Was
  4. The Dubious Origins and Purpose of Central Banking
  5. Steve Jobs, Bernie Madoff, and Wall Street Greed

Part 2: The 'Inequality' Attach on Finance

  1. Turning the Tables on the Inequality Alarmists
  2. Luck Is Overrated
  3. The Trouble with “Rent Seeking”
  4. The Corrupt Critics of CEO Pay
  5. Some CEO Pay Ratios that Actually Matter

Part 3: Financial Controversies

  1. You Can Take My Index Fund When You Pry It Out of My Cold Dead Hand
  2. Insider Trading: The Rule of Unreason
  3. No, Taxpayers Are Not Subsidizing Banker Bonuses
  4. John Allison on How Dodd-Frank Is Smothering Small Business Lending