This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...r the unearned has two aspects: the unearned in matter and the unearned in spirit. (By “spirit” I mean: man’s consciousness.) These two aspects are necessarily inter-related, but a man’s desire may be focused pre- dominantly on one or the other. The desire for the unearned in spirit is the more destructive of the two and the more corrupt. It is a desire for unearned greatness&a pos;, it is expressed (but not defined) by the foggy murk of the term “prestige.”

The seekers of unearned material benefits are merely financial parasites, moochers, looters or...
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