Re: Ayn Rand joins the Ticket
If you are unable to see, I'll show you why:
The speaker in Atlas Shrugged said,
"I am in favor of a free economy. A free economy cannot exist without competition. Therefore, men must be forced to compete. Therefore, we must control men in order to force them to be free."
Ok. In laissez-faire capitalism, we have a free market economy, with limited governemtn. The governemtn is there to uphold and protect rights and no man may initiate the use of force against another. So to say that in a free economy men must be forced to compete, is contradictory, as the government would not force men to compete in a free economy. You can't control men in order to force them to be free, as the speaker claims. What you do is leave men alone in order for them to be free. And this is essentially what laissez-faire capitalism does. It leaves you alone to be free to compete, or free not to compete, and as long as you are not violating anyones rights, you can continue to enjoy that freedom in the marketplace.