“There is no way to legislate competition; there are no standards by which one could define who should compete with whom, how many competitors should exist in any given field, what should be their relative strength or their so-called ‘relevant markets,’ what prices they should charge, what methods of competition are ‘fair’ or ‘unfair.’ None of these can be answered, because these precisely are the questions that can be answered only by the mechanism of a free market.”

in Ayn Rand, Political, Writers

-Ayn Rand, “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business” in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (New York: Signet, 1967), pp. 54-55.

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