This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ee of disaster. The consequences have varied accordingly.
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England, once the freest and proudest nation of Europe, has been reduced to the status of a second-rate power and is peris
hing slowly from hemophilia, losing the best of her economic blood: the middle class and the professions. The able, competent, productive, independent men are leaving by the thousands, migrating
to Canada or the United States, in search of freedom. They are escaping from the reign of mediocrity, from the mawkish poorhouse where, having sold their rights in exchange for free dentures, t...