This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ue to the husband who has to make the choice — nothing but the fact that his happiness requires her survival.
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The Objectivist ethics would tell him: your highest moral purpose is
the achievement of your own happiness, your money is yours, use it to save your wife, that is your moral right and your rational, moral choice.
Consider the soul of the altruistic
moralist who would be prepared to tell that husband the opposite. (And then ask yourself whether altruism is motivated by benevolence.)
The proper method of judging when or whethe...