This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ording to collectivist caricatures, the greedy rich indulged in profligate material luxury, on the premise of “price no object” — then the social progress brought by today’s collectivize
d mentalities consists of indulging in altruistic political planning, on the premise of “human lives no object.”
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The hallmark of such mentalities is the advocacy of some grand
scale public goal, without regard to context, costs or means. Out of context, such a goal can usually be shown to be desirable; it has to be public, because the costs are not to be earned, but t...