This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...others’ keepers” and that the misfortune of some is a mortgage on others. The questioner is ignoring or evading the basic premises of Objectivist ethics and is attempting to switch the discu
ssion onto his own collectivist base. Observe that he does not ask: “Should anything be done?” but: “ What will be done?” — as if the collectivist premise had been tacitly accepted and
all that remains is a discussion of the means to implement it.
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Once, when Barbara Branden was asked by a student: “What will happen to the poor in an Objectivist society?” —...