“Now let me define the difference between economic power and political power: economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman’s tool is values; the bureaucrat’s tool is fear.”

in Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Writers

-Ayn Rand, “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business” in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (New York: Signet, 1967), p. 48.

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