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 alism’s advocates.

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...
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