• • Some of it has to do with envy
Mark Kalinowski, Daily Record (Morris Co., NJ) Atlas Shrugged | Why do leftists want to impose a socialist health insurance scheme on those individuals who don't want it? Simple: They would much rather see everybody suffering equal amounts of misery than enjoying unequal amounts of happiness. The root cause of this is envy. That is what “Atlas Shrugged” author Ayn Rand defined as "hating the good for being the good."