This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...c,” “the public interest,” “service to the public” are the means, the tools, the swinging pendulums of the power-luster’s self- hypnosis.

Since there is no such entity
as “the public,” since the public is merely a number of individuals, any claimed or implied conflict of “the public interest” with private interests means that the interests of some men are to be sacrificed to the interests and wishes of others. Since the concept is so conveniently undefinable, its use rests only on any given gang’s ability to proclaim that “The public, c �...
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