This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...the journalistic concretes of day-by-day existence. Its purpose is to provide its readers with a consistent philosophical frame of reference.
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This collection is not a systematic di
scussion of ethics, but a series of essays on those ethical subjects which needed clarification, in today’s context, or which had been most confused by altruism’s influence. You may observe
that the titles of some of the essays are in the form of a question. These come from our “Intellectual Ammunition Department” that answers questions sent in by our readers.