The Last Capitalist

A site dedicated to restoring individualism in the United States of America

Daily(ish) Ayn Rand Quote

Posted by jemartynowski on March 5, 2009

Here’s today’s Ayn Rand quote.  This one describes the difference between political and economic power.  It is why I believe we need more economic freedom and less political regulation.  Political power is fundamentally flawed.

“Now let me define the difference between economic power and political power: economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman’s tool is values; the bureaucrat’s tool is fear.”

– Ayn Rand

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