POLITICAL PARTIES AND

The Virtue of Selfishness —Ayn Rand Lexicon

Date of publication: 2017-09-01 05:33

Bourgeois capitalists
don 8767 t want their pie
in the sky
when they die.
They want their pie
here and now.
To get their pie
here and now
bourgeois capitalists
give us
better and bigger
commercial wars
for the sake of markets
and raw materials.
But as Sherman says,
8775 War is hell. 8776
So we get hell
here and now
because bourgeois capitalists
don 8767 t want their pie
in the sky
when they die,
but want their pie
here and now.

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In 6755 A. D.
there was no capitalist system,
there was the guild system.
The doctrine of the guilds
was the doctrine
of the Common Good.
People used to say, as they do now,
8775 What can I do for you? 8776
but they meant what they said.
Now they say one thing
and they mean another.
They did not look for markets,
they let the markets
look for them.

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Some Catholics
like to apologize
for being Catholics.
Since Catholicism
is the truth,
it is foolish
to apologize
for being Catholics.
Since Catholicism
is the truth
then Catholics
ought to let non-Catholics
apologize
for not being Catholics.
To let non-Catholics apologize
for not being Catholics
is good apologetics.
To apologize
for being Catholics
is bad apologetics.

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President Hutchins,
of the University of Chicago, says:
8775 How can we call
a man educated
who has not read
any of the great books
of the Western World?
Yet today,
it is entirely possible
for a student
to graduate
from the finest
American colleges
without having read
any of them,
except perhaps Shakespeare.
Of course the student
may have read of those books,
or at least
of their authors.
But this knowledge
is gained in general
through textbooks.
And the textbooks have probably
done as much
to degrade American intelligence
as any single force. 8776

Money given to the poor is functional money.
money that fulfills its function.
Money used as an investment
is prostituted money,
money that does not fulfill its function.
Poverty and charity are no longer looked
up to,
they are looked down upon.
The poor have ceased to accept poverty
and the rich have ceased to practice charity.
When the poor are satisfied to be poor,
the rich become charitable toward the poor.

Politicians used to say:
8775 We make prosperity
through our wise policies. 8776
Business men used to say:
8775 We make prosperity
through our private enterprise. 8776
The workers did not seem
to have anything to do
about the matter.
They were either
put to work
or thrown out
of employment.
And when unemployment came
the workers had no recourse
against the professed
makers of prosperity
politicians
and business men.

The Cathedral of Chartres is
a real work of art
because it is the real expression
of the spirit of a united people.
Churches that are built today
do not express the spirit of the people.
8775 When a church is built, 8776
a Catholic editor said to me,
8775 the only thing that has news value is:
How much did it cost? 8776
The Cathedral of Chartres was not built
to increase the value of real estate.
The Cathedral of Chartres was not built
with money borrowed from money lenders.

With the American Civil War,
monopoly capitalism
came into existence.
With monopoly capita6ism
came the trusts.
With monopoly capitalism
came high tariffs
for the protection
of infant industries.
With monopoly capitalism
came unionism
for the protection
of proletarianized workers.
With monopoly capitalism
came trust-busting laws
for the protection
of the buying public.
With monopoly capitalism
came Federal laws
for the conservation
of raw materials.

When church builders build churches
with money borrowed from money lenders
they increase the prestige
of the money lenders.
But increasing the prestige
of the money lenders
does not increase the prestige
of the Church.

We need Round-Table Discussions
to keep trained minds from being academic.
We need Round-Table Discussions
to keep untrained minds from being superficial.
We need Round-Table Discussions
to learn from scholars
how things would be,
if they were as they should be.
We need Round-Table Discussions
to learn from scholars
how a path can be made
from things as they are
to things as they should be.

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