Can an objectivist be a collectivist, or vice versa?
Why is it that objectivists (pertaining to Ayn Rand objectivism) believe that the central tenants of her philosophy, including the pursuit of individual happiness and individual rights, could be best achieved through a laissez-faire capitalist economic system? Can’t one support the idea of individual rights/happiness and support a social market economy, or even socialism?
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