Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

By Ayn Rand

The yr 2005 marks Ayn Rand’s Centennial Year.
The marvelous tale of a guy that stated that he may cease the motor of the world—and did. super in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is not like the other ebook you've ever read.

Atlas Shrugged is a unique by means of Ayn Rand, first released in 1957 within the usa. It used to be Rand's fourth, longest, and final novel, and he or she thought of it her magnum opus within the realm of fiction writing.[1] As indicated via its operating identify The Strike, the booklet explores a dystopian usa the place major industrialists and businessmen refuse to permit the govt. to use their exertions for the "general good." The protagonist, Dagny Taggart, sees society cave in round her because the govt more and more asserts keep an eye on over all undefined, whereas society's most efficient electorate, led through the mysterious John Galt, gradually disappear. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by way of taking flight the "minds" that force society's progress and productiveness; with their strike those artistic minds desire to illustrate that the economic climate and society could cave in with out the revenue intent and the efforts of the rational and productive.

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We're rushed as hell, but I like it. I've been coming to the office an hour earlier than usual, but she beats me to it. She's always there first. . What? . I don't know what she does at night. Nothing much, I guess. . No, she never goes out with anyone. She sits at home, mostly, and listens to music. She plays records. . What do you care, which records? Richard Halley. She loves the music of Richard Halley. " CHAPTER IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS Motive power—thought Dagny, looking up at the Taggart Building in the twilight—was its first need; motive power, to keep that building standing; movement, to keep it immovable.

He snapped. " "Eddie found them for me in somebody's abandoned roundhouse down in Louisiana. " "What in hell's the big idea? What's going on? " She spoke evenly, looking straight at him. "If you want to know, I have left nothing but junk on the San Sebastian Line, and as little of that as possible. " He leaped to his feet. "You won't get away with that! This is one time you won't get away with it! To have the nerve to pull such a low, unspeakable . . just because of some vicious rumors, when we have a contract for two hundred years and .

I wish they'd fire that bartender," he said. "For instance, consider Associated Steel. We've got the most modern plant in the country and the best organization. That seems to me to be an indisputable fact, because we got the Industrial Efficiency Award of Globe Magazine last year. So we can maintain that we've done our best and nobody can blame us. But we cannot help it if the iron ore situation is a national problem. " Taggart said nothing. He sat with his elbows spread wide on the table top.

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