- Name: Arthur C. Brooks
- Born: 05/21/1964 (56 years old)
Arthur C. Brooks (born May 21, 1964) is an American social scientist, musician, and contributing opinion writer for The Washington Post. He was the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, for a decade. As of July 2019, he joined the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. Brooks has researched the junctions between culture, economics, and politics. He is the author of 11 books, including two New York Times best sellers: The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise (2012) and The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America (Broadside Books, 2015). Politically, he is a center-right independent.
School: Thomas Edison State University (BA), Florida Atlantic University (MA), Pardee RAND Graduate School (PhD)
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Arthur C. Brooks quotes :
If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you're not alone.Arthur C. Brooks
We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.Arthur C. Brooks
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.Arthur C. Brooks
There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.Arthur C. Brooks
The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.Arthur C. Brooks