This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...cs that one must check one’s premises (or remember them), and more: one must learn to check the premises of one’s adversaries.
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For instance, Objectivists will often hear a ques
tion such as: “What will be done about the poor or the handicapped in a free society?”
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...