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Rearden And His Dependents

Rearden And His Dependents

David Kelley Ph.D

7 mins
April 15, 2014

Atlas Shrugged course | Atlas University
Topic: Makers vs. takers   |  Featuring clips from
Atlas Shrugged Part 1

Early in Atlas Shrugged Part 1 , Hank Rearden has two conversations that illustrate the conflict between makers and takers. Hank made his wealth by creating value in his business. His dependent brother Phillip is a taker, self-righteously asking for charity; as are the politicians and crony capitalists who seize wealth by force.

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