This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
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A typical question runs as follows: “Suppose two men apply for the same job. Only one of them can be hired. Isn’t this an instance of a conflict of interests, and isn’t
the benefit of one man achieved at the price of the sacrifice of the other?”
There are four interrelated considerations which are involved in a rational man’s view of his inte
rests, but which are ignored or evaded in the above question and in all similar approaches to the issue. I shall designate these four as: (a) “Reality,” (b) “Context,” (c) “Responsibil...