This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d. What concerns us here is the collectivist premise of regarding this issue as political, as the problem or duty of “society as a whole.”

Since nature does not guarantee autom
atic security, success and survival to any human being, it is only the dictatorial presumptuousness and the moral cannibalism of the altruist-collectivist code that permits a man to suppose (or idly to daydream) that he can somehow guarantee such security to some men at the expense of others.

If a man speculates on what “society” should do for the poor, he accepts the...
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