This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...hing slowly from hemophilia, losing the best of her economic blood: the middle class and the professions. The able, competent, productive, independent men are leaving by the thousands, migrating to Canada or the United States, in search of freedom. They are escaping from the reign of mediocrity, from the mawkish poorhouse where, having sold their rights in exchange for free dentures, t he inmates are now whining that they’d rather be Red than dead.

In more fully socialized countries, famine was the start, the insignia announcing socialist rule — as in Soviet ...
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