This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...have been some excuse (though not justification) for the widespread belief that socialism is a political theory motivated by benevolence and aimed at the achievement of men’s well- being. Toda
y, that belief can no longer be regarded as an innocent error. So- cialism has been tried on every continent of the globe. In the light of its results, it is time to question the motives of soci
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The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights; under socialism, the right to property (which is the right of use and di...