The objective theory of values that [Ayn]Rand finds so implicit in capitalism exists in Rand’s head and not uniquely in capitalism itself. None of the large or even medium sized capitalist corporations behave the way Rand suggests they do. Decision is reached mainly after committee discussion, and the decision that is reached is usually not unanimous. Furthermore, outside consultants are often called in to give their opinions. Elements of collectivism, collaboration, and cooperativeness are rife in virtually capitalist enterprises, and elements of
“rugged individualism” are relatively rare. A corporation is an economic dictatorship which regularly intrudes into its employee’s private lives with homework, travel, social and political prohibitions, social and political commitments, dress codes, and other requirements. We see corporations imposing their political views through ownership, propaganda, and censorship of the news in an effort to make everyone believe and behave alike.