This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...g material values without their owner’s consent, under false pretenses or false promises. Extortion is another variant of an indirect use of force: it consists of obtaining material values, no
t in exchange for values, but by the threat of force, violence or injury.
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Some of these actions are obviously criminal. Others, such as a unilateral breach of contract, may not be
criminally motivated, but may be caused by irresponsibility and irrationality. Still others may be complex issues with some claim to justice on both sides. But whatever the case may be, all such...