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double standard
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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an expectation that applies more strictly to one group than to another; (the term is usually used disapprovingly)
  • Didn't you call them the men of the double standard?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (90% in)
  • 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.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (78% in)
  • But, like John, I'm simply complying with their moral code and refusing to grant them a double standard at my expense.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (8% in)
  • 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 profit...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (44% in)

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