This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ht (in certain types of blindness). Now, according to collectivized ethics, this poses a social problem. Should we wait until a man’s death to cut out his eyes, when other men need them? Shoul d we regard everybody’s eyes as public property and devise a “fair method of distribution”? Would you advocate cutting out a living man’s eye and giving it to a blind man, so as to “eq ualize” them? No? Then don’t struggle any further with questions about “public projects” in a free society. You know the answer. The principle is the same.


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