This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...sert island is the environment best suited to his needs. Men can derive enormous benefits from dealing with one another. A social environment is most conducive to their successful survival — b
ut only on certain conditions.
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“The two great values to be gained from social existence are: knowledge and trade. Man is the only species that can transmit and expand his store o
f knowledge from generation to generation; the knowledge potentially available to man is greater than any one man could begin to acquire in his own lifespan; every man gains an incalculable bene...