The crypto ideal was captured by the free-market economist Walter Williams who stated,
Let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you—and why?.
In this view, social justice resides in the reward of merit and the protection of property rights, especially the property every person has over his or her own body.
For libertarians, only individuals and individual rights exist. There are no group rights. Injustice is not committed against a group but against individuals.