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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