If a man proposes to redistribute wealth, he means explicitly and necessarily that the wealth is his to distribute. If he proposes it in the name of the government, then the wealth belongs to the government; if in the name of society, then it belongs to society. No one, to my knowledge, did or could define a difference between that proposal and the basic principle of communism.

“The Dead End”
The Ayn Rand Letter, I, 20, 2

Observe that any social movement which begins by “redistributing” income, ends up by distributing sacrifices.

“The Fascist New Frontier”
The Ayn Rand Column, 98

Whoever claims the “right” to “redistribute” the wealth produced by others is claiming the “right” to treat human beings as chattel.

“The Monument Builders”
The Virtue of Selfishness, 91
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