This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...in fact, without moral guidance.
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Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one’s own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficia
ry of an action is the only criterion of moral value — and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes.
Hence the appalling immorality, the chronic i
njustice, the grotesque double standards, the insoluble conflicts and contradictions that have characterized human relationships and human societies throughout history, under all the variants of...