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Subject:  Re: Ayn Rand Institute Explains... Date:  7/7/2020  11:09 PM
Author:  WuLong Number:  2317877 of 2332450

Fwiw:
It is morally defensible for those who decry publicly-funded scholarships, Social Security benefits, and unemployment insurance to turn around and accept them, Rand argued, because the government had taken money from them by force (via taxes). There’s only one catch: the recipient must regard the receipt of said benefits as restitution, not a social entitlement.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ayn-rand-social-security/

Guess they'll be coming out in favor of reparations next.
Only in terms of what the government may have taken from specific individuals through the use of police powers.
Not in the larger social context you probably reference.
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