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The story of Atlas Shrugged takes place in the United States at an unspecified future time

The story of Atlas Shrugged takes place in the United States at an unspecified future time

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The story of  Atlas Shrugged  takes place in the United States at an unspecified future time. Dagny  Taggart, vice president in charge of operations for Taggart Transcontinental Railroad, seeks to  rebuild the crumbling track of the Rio Norte Line that serves Ellis Wyatt's oil fields and the booming  industrial areas of Colorado. The country is in a downward economic spiral with businesses closing  and men out of work. Other countries in the world have become socialist Peoples' States and are  destitute. Colorado, based on Wyatt's innovative method of extracting oil from shale, is the last great  industrial center on earth. Dagny intends to provide Colorado the train service it requires, but her  brother James Taggart, president of Taggart Transcontinental, tries to block her from getting new  rails from Rearden Steel, the last reliable steel manufacturer. James wants to do business with the 
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