This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ithout means to acquire a pair of shoes.
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Progress can come only out of men’s surplus, that is: from the work of those men whose ability produces more than their personal consumpt
ion requires, those who are intellectually and financially able to venture out in pursuit of the new. Capitalism is the only system where such men are free to function and where progress is acco
mpanied, not by forced privations, but by a constant rise in the general level of prosperity, of consumption and of enjoyment of life.
It is only to the frozen unreality inside a c...