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Ayn Rand's influential novel of ideas is set in a dystopian America where society's most productive individuals flee rising taxes and government interference. (Sound familiar?) Tellingly, Don Draper's boss Bert Cooper suggests he buy a copy immediately after giving him a $2,500 bonus. "You a... Read More »
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Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Ch. 2
Love is our response to our highest values — and can be nothing else. -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Ch. 4
You do not have to depend on any material possessions, they depend on you, you create them, you own the one and only tool of production. -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Ch. 8
What's wealth but the means of expanding one's life? There's two ways one can do it: either by producing more or by producing it faster. -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 1
I thought by the time the sun was exhausted, men would find a substitute. -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Ch. 7
If one's actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception. -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Ch. 6
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