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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ayn Rand: ‘Progress or Sacrifice'

“Parasites seek to the taken care of, but producers seek the responsibility - of choice and decision. Parasites do not look beyond the range of the immediate moment, but producers have to see and plan long-range. Parasites rely on the good will and the capricious favor of the benefactor—but producers do not live by favor and cannot function or build gigantic industries which the whim of a ruler may wipe out at any moment. What the producers need is not handouts, but freedom. And freedom is not among the gifts that the welfare state has the power to dispense.”

~ Ayn Rand in the column ‘Progress or Sacrifice' (Published in LA Times on July 1, 1962)

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