...the core of Objectivist philosophy is thus:
Do what you think is right. Objectivism is first and foremost moral fortitude.
Ayn Rand's heroes included communists and tyrants, murderers and rapists, as much as they included capitalists and entrepreneurs. The closest thing to a moral directive in Objectivism is to think for yourself.
Anybody who thinks Objectivism is precisely what Ayn Rand decided it would be, and nothing more, missed the point. Anybody who thinks Objectivism is inherently a libertarian philosophy, even, misses the point.
It is an individualistic philosophy. Full stop.
If you can derive something different without lying to yourself, you can be an Objectivist and a communist at the same time. It's my well-endowed philosophic position you'll have made a mistake somewhere, but there's nothing inherent to Objectivism which demands laissez-faire capitalism; it isn't written into the axioms of the philosophy, but derived from their application.
This puts me at odds with canonical Objectivism, precisely because I deny there is canon. Ayn Rand gave us a starting place; it's my observation that the philosophy has largely (but not entirely!) languished since then, caught up in philosophic holy wars over whether or not Ayn Rand's word is to be the final authority on the matter, and by so doing, opposing its sole directive.
Objectivism is a necessarily incomplete philosophy; it can never be completed on the whole, we must each complete it ourselves.
Which is why it is at least partially right, even if the name has been corrupted to mean something which is wrong.