Richard Branson - Libertarian

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Richard Branson is CEO of Britain's Virgin Group, which includes Virgin Airlines and Virgin Records. On July 14, 1997, in a Reuters News Service article about a proposed ban of tobacco sponsorship of sporting events, Branson said, "Don't misunderstand me -- I'm a libertarian. If adults want to smoke and buy cigarettes, they also have the right, provided they don't cause harm to others."

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