Sunday, August 07, 2005

We are traders and therefore free...

"In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, as their own individual judgements, convictions, and interests dictate. They can deal with one another only in terms of and by means of REASON, i.e. by means of discussion, persuasion, and contractual agreement, by voluntary choice to mutual benefit. The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society, it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree - and thus keeps the road open to man's most valuable attribute: the creative mind."

An Ayn Rand quote