This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...y, that belief can no longer be regarded as an innocent error. So- cialism has been tried on every continent of the globe. In the light of its results, it is time to question the motives of soci
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The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights; under socialism, the right to property (which is the right of use and di
sposal) is vested in “society as a whole,” i.e., in the collective, with production and distribution controlled by the state, i.e., by the government.
Socialism may be establis...