This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...er than the rights of its individual members. In a free society, the “rights” of any group are derived from the rights of its members through their voluntary, individual choice and contractu
al agreement, and are merely the application of these individual rights to a specific undertaking. Every legitimate group undertaking is based on the participants’ right of free association an
d free trade. (By “legitimate,” I mean: noncriminal and freely formed, that is, a group which no one was forced to join.)
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For instance, the right of an industrial concern to en...