Ford Hall Forum Recordings

Yaron Brook and Deborah Kincade Rambo discuss,

Yaron Brook and Deborah Kincade Rambo discuss, "Reaping is a Virtue" at Ford Hall Forum, audio recording




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Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1908-2013 (MS113)


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Moderator Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe asks Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Deborah Kincade Rambo, LICSW, President of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston: is charity an expression of virtue? Brook delves into Ayn Rand's beliefs that charity should be undertaken only in self-interest and not out of a sense of false morality -- or, worse, guilt. He explains that Rand's followers would rather applaud the act of making money than giving it away. Rambo counters that charity as a virtue is critical to our collective well-being, enriching our society as it promotes a healthy economy. She argues that self-sacrifice through philanthropy is a form of love in which people of any (or no) religion can participate. Join us as we determine whether benevolence or earning is the real virtue.

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Forums (Discussion and debate); Ford Hall Forum; charity (philosophical concept)






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Yaron Brook and Deborah Kincade Rambo discuss,