This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d free trade. (By “legitimate,” I mean: noncriminal and freely formed, that is, a group which no one was forced to join.)

For instance, the right of an industrial concern to en
gage in business is derived from the right of its owners to invest their money in a productive venture — from their right to hire employees — from the right of the employees to sell their se rvices — from the right of all those involved to pro- duce and to sell their products — from the right of the customers to buy (or not to buy) those products. Every link of this complex chai...
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