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Chapter II - "The Chain" (Part I)

We meet Hank Rearden, our proposed beacon of unappreciated light.

A nameless professor of economics muses, “Of what importance is an individual in the titanic collective achievements of our industrial age?” 736 more words

Ayn Rants

Rearden Metal: The Product of Freedom

Rearden metal is the creation of self-made millionaire magnate Hank Rearden, who slaved away in ore mine during his teenage years. His efforts paid off as he eventually bought the mine and began producing steels himself. 308 more words

Examples

and do it all again tomorrow

She was there – beyond tired, and it was not merely sleep that would cure this exhaustion.  The weight of all she carried inside while showing the world her smile had reached the boiling point.  315 more words

And so we begin -- With Chapter I

THE THEME

“It’s touching Eddie,” he said. “Your devotion to Taggart Transcontinental. If you don’t look out, you’ll turn into one of those real feudal serfs.” 1,041 more words

Ayn Rants

Excerpt from The Atlas Shrugged

“I like cigarettes, Miss Taggart. I like to think of fire held in a man’s hand. Fire, a dangerous force, tamed at his fingertips. I often wonder about the hours when a man sits alone, watching the smoke of a cigarette, thinking. 248 more words

A Litte Bit of Nothing

Happy Sunday night, friends. Like others who have a frequently consistent 9-5 or 8-4 weekday work or school schedule, my Sunday night is a combination of preparation (food prep, clothes prep, weather prep, among others) and milking the last few hours of relaxation, hobby, or blogging time. 531 more words

General

Objectivist Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator

Myers-Briggs is a widely used personality inventory for businesses, interestingly there hasn’t been one done for the characters from Ayn Rand’s  Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.  44 more words

Opinion