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Is it the right of humanity to protect it's best interest at the expense of a select few?

If it is in society's best interest to redistribute wealth from billionaires in order to feed millions of starving children, if it is in society's best interest to lower the price of a cure to a fatal disease the kills millions at the expense of the people who created the cure, if it is in society's best interest to move a select few people away from their homeland because oil has been discovered, does society have the right to do so?

In other words, if a large group of people can benefit at the expense of a few innocent individuals, should the select individuals be expected to or be forced to comply in whatever way necessary in order to help a huge amount of people EVEN IF the select few do not want to?

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