The new “theory of justice” [of John Rawls] demands that men counteract the
“injustice” of nature by instituting the most obscenely unthinkable injustice
among men: deprive “those favored by nature” (i.e., the talented, the
intelligent, the creative) of the right to the rewards they produce (i.e., the
right to life)—and grant to the incompetent, the stupid, the slothful a right
to the effortless enjoyment of the rewards they could not produce, could not
imagine, and would not know what to do with.