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Why is the collective, the system of human interactions, unimportant to Rand?

asked Apr 09 '13 at 19:46

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edited Apr 09 '13 at 19:47

"Unimportant"? The "system of human interactions," i.e., the system of upholding individual rights and the freedom of production and trade, was extremely important to Ayn Rand. To describe it as "unimportant" is a serious misnomer.

(Note also that the "system of human interactions" is not the same as "collectivism." For insight on what Ayn Rand identified as "collectivism" and its threat to individual rights and freedom, refer to the topic of "Collectivism" in The Ayn Rand Lexicon.)

answered Apr 10 '13 at 15:15

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