Free Market Revolution by Yaron Brook
How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews





A look at how our current crises are caused by too much government, and how Ayn Rand’s bold defense of free markets can help us change course.


The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results revealed that tens of millions of Americans are alarmed by Big Government, but skeptical that anything can or will be done to stop the growth of the state. In Free Market Revolution, the keepers of Ayn Rand’s legacy argue that the answer lies in her pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest –a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers. In the past few years, Rand’s works have surged to new peaks of popularity, as politicians like Paul Ryan, media figures like John Stossel, and businessmen like John Mackey routinely name her as one of their chief influences. Here, Brook and Watkins explain how her ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, overregulation, and the swelling welfare state. And most important, they show how Rand’s philosophy can enable defenders of the free market to sieze the moral high ground in the fight to limit government. This is a fresh and urgent look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history – ideas that may prove the only hope for the future.


About Yaron Brook

See more books from this Author
Yaron Brook is Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, and, and appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, The Glenn Beck Show, On the Money, and Closing Bell, among others. A former finance professor at Santa Clara University, he is the co-writer with Don Watkins of a column on business and capitalism at Don Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and the co-writer with Yaron Brook of a column on business and capitalism at He appears regularly on radio and TV, and his op-eds have appeared in such venues as Investor's Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor,, and Forbes.
Published September 18, 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Free Market Revolution

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Of course, Hitler and Mussolini weren’t socialists, and neither is Obama, and there are reasons good and true to require restaurants to use tiles that plainly reveal when they’re filthy, just as there are reasons to have regulations on food and pharmaceutical safety, seat-belt regulations, speed ...

May 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Free Market Revolution: How A...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In this lengthy but digestible tome, Brook and Watkins, of the Ayn Rand Institute, tackle the 2008 housing crisis, subsequent Wall Street crash, Bernie Madoff, and the healthcare industry through the lens of Rand’s principles.

Jul 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Free Market Revolution: How A...


See more reviews from this publication

They feel that government has grown too big, and it has because “it is no longer limited by the principles of the Declaration of Independence.” They’ve written the book “in the conviction that those limits cannot be restored until Americans understand and reject the ideas that cause government to...

Nov 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Free Market Revolution: How A...

Reader Rating for Free Market Revolution

An aggregated and normalized score based on 169 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review