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 alism’s advocates.

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...
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