This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d mentalities consists of indulging in altruistic political planning, on the premise of “human lives no object.”

The hallmark of such mentalities is the advocacy of some grand
scale public goal, without regard to context, costs or means. Out of context, such a goal can usually be shown to be desirable; it has to be public, because the costs are not to be earned, but t o be expropriated; and a dense patch of venomous fog has to shroud the issue of means — because the means are to be human lives.

“Medicare” is an example of such a project. �...
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