Ayn Rand argues that the right to economic freedom is inseparable from the right to freedom of thought, or intellectual freedom. In this lesson, Dr. Ghate and Dr. Salmieri discuss a selection of excerpts from Rand’s articles. Topics covered include freedom of speech and the issue of censorship; the relationships among intellectual, political, and economic freedom; the comparisons Rand drew between separation of church and state and separation of state and economy; and her view that altruism is incompatible with all forms of freedom.