“Redistribution” of Wealth

  • The Ayn Rand Letter
    If a man proposes to redistribute wealth, he means explicitly and necessarily that the wealth is his to distribute. If he proposes it in the name of the government, then the wealth belongs to the government; if in the name of society, then it belongs to society. No one, to my knowledge, did or could define a difference between that proposal and the basic principle of communism.
  • The Ayn Rand Column
    Observe that any social movement which begins by “redistributing” income, ends up by distributing sacrifices.
  • The Virtue of Selfishness
    Whoever claims the “right” to “redistribute” the wealth produced by others is claiming the “right” to treat human beings as chattel.