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Part Three: Chapters IX–X (9 - 10) 
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Post Re: Part Three: Chapters IX–X (9 - 10)
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why are you posting your thoughts after having read the book, in the thread, near the middle of the book, itself?

This thread is for the chapters bolded below at the end of the book.

PART III
A IS A
I ATLANTIS
II THE UTOPIA OF GREED
III ANTI-GREED
IV ANTI-LIFE
V THEIR BROTHERS' KEEPERS
VI THE CONCERTO OF DELIVERANCE
VII "THIS IS JOHN GALT SPEAKING"
VIII THE EGOIST
IX THE GENERATOR
X IN THE NAME OF THE BEST WITHIN US


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The principle of individual rights applies to all individuals. Consumers, producers, etc.
But not moochers, looters, etc. Atlas Shrugged celebrates the right of the producer to control their product, and attacks the right of consumers to steal it. Her principle is that consumers should become producers in order to become alive.


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Post Re: Part Three: Chapters IX–X (9 - 10)
You are right, in posting here, I read the Part and Chapters wrong in the heading, sorry about that.


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Post Re: Part Three: Chapters IX–X (9 - 10)
Part 3 ch.9

Taggart is such a nihilist:

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He was suddenly seeing the motive that had directed all the actions of his life. It was not his incommunicable soul or his love for others or his social duty or any of the fraudulent sounds by which he had maintained his self-esteem: it was the lust to destroy whatever was living, for the sake of whatever was not. It was the urge to defy reality by the destruction of every living value, for the sake of proving to himself that he could exist in defiance of reality and would never have to be bound by any solid, immutable facts.


He:

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destroyed values for being values




Part 3 ch.10

This is important:

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The rectangle of light in the acres of a farm was the window of the library of Judge Narragansett. He sat at a table, and the light of his lamp fell on the copy of an ancient document. He had marked and crossed out the contradictions in its statements that had once been the cause of its destruction. He was now adding a new clause to its pages: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade . . .”


Essentially separating state and economics, as in, an unregulated market: free market economics with a constitutionally limited government, laissez-faire capitalism.

You can learn more about such capitalism here on the Ayn Rand Institutes website:

Here:

And many books deal with Rand’s ideas:
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case For Laissez-Faire by Andrew Bernstein
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff


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