Karl Marx’s principle "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" is not a moral ideal, as many people have believed. It is flagrantly unjust, a prescription for chaining the individual to the collective and forcing the sacrifice of all to all. That is the theme of a scene in which Dagny Taggart learns about the origin of the iconic question “Who is John Galt?” when she hears about a motor factory that tried to implement Marx’s slogan.
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