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Atlas Shrugged
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double standard
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Didn’t you call them the men of the double standard?
  • But, like John, I’m simply complying with their moral code and refusing to grant them a double standard at my expense.
  • Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard-the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money-the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue.
  • Such is the secret core of your creed, the other half of your double standard: it is immoral to live by your own effort, but moral to live by the effort of others-it is immoral to consume your own product, but moral to consume the products of others-it is immoral to earn, but moral to mooch-it is the parasites who are the moral justification for the existence of the producers, but the existence of the parasites is an end in itself-it is evil to profit by achievement, but good to profitů

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  • I’m not even embarrassed by my double standard.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • And she would bear the brunt of that poison, not me—I was fully aware of the Afghan double standard that favored my gender.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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