Money = Good

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil? Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

~ Ayn Rand (1905-02-02 1982-03-06 age:77)

In her view, the factory owner completely owns all goods produced, even though he lifted not a finger to produce them. He has a duty to screw his employers and customers. His ability to control others is a measure of his strength and virtue. He has zero obligation to the widows and orphans and disabled people his business creates. Whatever the law allows, he is obligated to exploit. She considers the highest virtue is absolute selfishness and maximal exploitation of others — the morality of the Serengeti.