Galt was the first person in the group of great minds to understand that the only way rational men c

Galt was the first person in the group of great minds to understand that the only way rational men c

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Galt was the first person in the group of great minds to understand that the only way rational men  can live freely is to withdraw their support of the looters' corrupt code and permit the current  economic system to collapse. Only after that happens can the thinkers rebuild the world based on  the principles of individual rights and political freedom — on the realization that the human mind  must be free. Galt's oath, inscribed over the door leading to the generator, explains the essence of  the strikers' code. The strikers are  egoists:  They believe that each individual has an inalienable right  to his own life, that a person should pursue his own happiness, and that the individual has no moral  obligations to others except to respect their rights to pursue happiness. Galt's oath repudiates the  code of  altruism  practiced by the looters, a creed that demands selfless service to others. His oath 
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