This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... had robbed a bank and killed two guards to achieve that “desirable” goal.
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There is no moral difference between these two examples; the number of beneficiaries does not change
the nature of the action, it merely increases the number of victims. In fact, the private hoodlum has a slight edge of moral superiority: he has no power to devastate an entire nation and his vi
ctims are not legally disarmed.
It is men’s views of their public or political existence that the collectivized ethics of altruism has protected from the march of civilization an...