This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...tion such as: “What will be done about the poor or the handicapped in a free society?”
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The altruist-collectivist premise, implicit in that question, is that men are “their br
others’ keepers” and that the misfortune of some is a mortgage on others. The questioner is ignoring or evading the basic premises of Objectivist ethics and is attempting to switch the discu
ssion onto his own collectivist base. Observe that he does not ask: “Should anything be done?” but: “ What will be done?” — as if the collectivist premise had been tacitly accepted and...