The government smuggles its men into Rearden

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The government smuggles its men into Rearden's mills, pretending that they're steelworkers. The  union of steelworkers asks for a raise, but the government refuses, making it sound as if the refusal  comes from Rearden. When Rearden rejects the Steel Unification Plan the government wants to  spring on him, they use the thugs they've slipped into his mills to start a riot. The pretense of  protecting Rearden is the government's excuse for taking over his mills. But Francisco d'Anconia,  under an assumed name, has taken a job at Rearden's mills. He organizes the workers, and they  successfully defend the mills against the government's thugs. Afterward, Francisco tells Rearden the  rest of the things he wants him to know. Rearden retires, disappears, and joins the strike. Mr. Thompson, the head of state, is set to address the nation regarding its dire economic conditions. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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