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Screw Altruism

September 27th, 2013
Never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Motto of the man who hoards 40% of the wealth held by 100 people, after he has become wealthy.
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  1. Rob W.
    September 27th, 2013 at 21:11 | #1

    That’s sounds like Rand’s essential summary of Secular Humanism from Anthem.
    … and I agree with the commentary.

  2. Luis
    September 27th, 2013 at 22:53 | #2

    That’s exactly what it is. You have all these “self-made” wealthy people who got rich because their parents lived for them, their teachers lived for them, their friends lived for them, society lived for them, soldiers died for them, and all preceding generations lived and built and sacrificed for them. These “I did it all by myself” people accepted all of these gifts, then when they got what they wanted, they said, “Why should I give anything to anyone else? No one gave anything to me, and I never asked for it!”

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