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.”
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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. �...