Rand on freedom
According to Rand, why is freedom crucial for a rational mind? Can innovation and intellectual freedom exist in an oppressive society?
For Rand, what is the opposite of freedom? Why does this type of government prevent freedom?
Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, or freedom from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity. It means freedom from the coercive power of the state—and nothing else.