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Letters to the Editor

MIT Radicals for Capitalism actively promotes individualism -- to the distress of some campus organizations. Groups, seeking to portray us as conservative reactionaries, have distorted our views with quotes taken out of context. They attack us personally, trying to associate us with racism and greed.

But Radicals for Capitalism rejects conservatism, standing instead for reason and individual rights. Rational egoism, our most controversial principle, is an ethic of self-reliance, of taking responsibility for one's own life and happiness. We reject brutality -- of the crowd by the individual or of the individual by the crowd. We advocate instead cooperation and individual responsibility.

Raymie Stata G

Co-founder,

Radicals for Capitalism