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
Finishing The Chain.
Two final shots: Philip “brags” that he is not collecting money for any personal, selfish reasons, which causes disgust in Hank. Further, Philip asks if he can have Hank’s donation in cash so that they can avoid having Hank’s name attached to the charity, which should generally cause disgust in anyone as reprehensible hypocrisy. 339 more words
Wrapping up Paul Larkin. Hank Rearden is expressing his frustration with the idea that he has to pay someone to be his spokesperson in Washington, and says, ‘”…What’s wrong with the world?” Paul replies, “Why ask useless questions? 403 more words
Paul Larkin, continued. “He had clung to Rearden for years, in awed admiration. He came for advice, he asked for loans at times, but not often; the loans were modest and were always repaid, though not always on time. 468 more words
Before Hank Rearden arrives home: “People, he thought, were as hungry for a sight of joy as he had always been — for a moment’s relief from that gray load of suffering which seemed so inexplicable and unnecessary. 286 more words