Who Needs Opportunity?

by Don Watkins                                                                     (http://capitalism.aynrand.org/who-needs-opportunity/)

I’ ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of “opportunity.” Some on the right have tried to defend capitalism on the grounds that it promotes “equality of opportunity.” That’s a bad argument, as I’ve talked about before. But that still leaves open: Just what is opportunity?

My dictionary defines “opportunity” as “a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.” So, for example, having a talent scout watch you play ball gives you an opportunity to go pro. Getting into a particular school may give you the opportunity to study with…. (Read more)

 

Don Watkins is a Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government

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