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Ayn Rand on Free Trade

 


Unhampered, unobstructed operation of the free market

The only actual factor required for the existence of free competition is: the unhampered, unobstructed operation of the mechanism of the free market. The only action which a government can take to protect free competition is: Laissez-faire!--which , in free translation, means: Hands Off! But the antitrust laws established exactly the opposite of the results they had been intended to achieve.
Source: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, by Harry Binswanger, p. 80 , Jan 1, 1988

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