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Atlas Shrugged summary è 8 Ç ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Atlas Shrugged By Ayn Rand ➦ – Danpashley.co.uk This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberatorsWhy did he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but ag This is the story of a man who said tLowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels You must be prepared when you read this novel to check every premise at the root of your convictionsThis is a mystery story not about the murder and rebirth of man’s spirit It is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller of violent events a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense Do you say this is impossible Well that is the first of your premises to check. Absolutely terribleImagine an analogous situationA white supremacist writes a book in which all the white characters are great and all the black characters are awful If you were to read that book and as a result buy into white supremacy; that would make you an utter utter foolAnd yet Rand writes a book where anyone who is a raging capitalist is a veritable super hero and anyone who pauses for half a second to consider that maybe such a system is sub optimal is a sniveling lunatic and lo the mindless prols think it's a masterpiece and a template for how the world should be runThe most annoying book I have ever read

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This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberatorsWhy did he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who needed him most and his hardest battle against the woman he loved What is the world’s motor and the motive power of every man You will know the answer to these uestions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havo. Ayn Rand's characters are almost completely defined by the extent to which they embrace her beliefs A good guy by definition is someone who agrees with her; a bad guy someone who dares to have a different point of view For all the lip service Rand pays to individualism she brooks no dissent from her heroes; none of her so called individualists ever expresses a point of view significantly different from hersTo illustrate the gulf between Rand's characters and human reality consider this behavior When Dagny Taggart meets Hank Rearden she dutifully becomes his property for no other reason than that he's the most Randian male around When John Galt arrives ownership of the prize female transfers from Rearden to Galt because Galt is the Randian of the two Does it ever occur to Hank to be resentful or jealous Does Taggart experience loyalty or regret Might Taggart love Rearden despite his lesser Randness No those are all things that human beings might feel In a related departure from reality sex in Randland is or less indistinguishable from rape Foreplay Romance Capitalists don't have time for that commie nonsense The real focus of Atlas Shrugged is to extoll Rand's philosophy Not to debate it since no one in Randland with any any intelligence or competence could have a different point of view About Rand's philosophy I'll just make two points which I'm not going to bother providing evidence for at the momentThe first is that like most social Darwinists Rand fell short in her understanding of natural selection Her philosophy was largely based on the false belief that nature invariably favors individual selfishness In reality evolution has made homo sapiens a social animal; cooperation and compassion are very human traits More importantly even if cold selfishness were man's nature in the wild it would not necessarily follow that that would be the best way for us to behave in our semi civilized modern conditionThe second point is that contrary to Rand's belief pure laissez faire capitalism never works; it invariably leads to exploitation of the poor and middle class and to environmental catastrophe The best economic system that has ever been devised so far is a mixture of capitalism and socialism

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Atlas ShruggedC with the lives of the characters in this story Tremendous in its scope this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction to the philosopher who becomes a pirate to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad to the. As Ayn Rand's immortal opus Atlas Shrugged stands as a tome to a philosophy that is relevant today as it was in her time Basically the major moral theme is that there are two types of people in the world the Creators and the LeechesThe Creators are the innovators who use the power of their will and intelligence to better humanity The first person to create fire is often referenced as the paradigm for these people In the book each of the major protagonists also represent Creators improving the human condition with their force of willThe Leeches my word are the people who create nothing but thrive off feeding on the Creators In Rand's view they are the bureaucrats politicos regulators etc Throughout human history she tells us these people have benefited through no ingenuity of their own but merely from piggybacking on and often fettering the success of the CreatorsWhere the conflict in this book arises is when the Creators decide they have had enough and revolt I won't spoil the book by describing specifics but let's just say it causes uite the societal drama For Leeches can't feed where there's no bloodAll that is fairly significant and involved and worth the read to begin with but where this book really stimulates me is in the fact that it is still relevant Today we have Creators and we have Leeches Some titans of industry and technology move our culture forward and others hold it back to their own benefit I work in Silicon Valley and I see this all the time That's why in many ways I consider this voluminous novel to be as important to a business education as Art of WarTo cite other readers' posts you don't have to agree with what Rand is extolling but I think you'd be foolish to try and deny the existence of this struggle since it is ingrained in humanity Yes Ayn does get long winded and arrogant in parts as she draws the battle lines but I don't think an author could have crafted such a powerful conflict without copious uantities of ego to accentuate the differences