• • • Red-Baiting vs. Rand-Baiting
Jason Pappas, American Thinker Capitalism |Individual Rights | Ayn Rand is a passionate defender of the liberal order -- individual rights, free markets, and laissez-faire capitalism -- that by unleashing the human potential has given our nation the greatest prosperity in human history. Rand's defense of liberty isn't merely utilitarian, but one that is rooted in an elevated concept of human dignity. The individual has a right to own his own life, define and pursue his life-goals, and join with others to thrive together. Respect for individual liberty -- the freedom to apply reason to productive and human affairs -- is the foundation of a prosperous and just society.