“Living in a society, instead of on a desert island, does not relieve a man of the responsibility of supporting his own life. The only difference is that he supports his life by trading his products or services for the products or services of others.”

in Ayn Rand, Economics, Writers

-Ayn Rand, “The ‘Conflicts’ of Men’s Interests” in The Virtue of Selfishness (New York: Signet Centennial Edition, 2005 re-print of 1964 edition), p. 60.

*The trading happens through the medium of exchange we call money.

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