Jim lacks a mind of his own

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Jim lacks a mind of his own. Public opinion is an important consideration for him. For example, he's  afraid to take a chance on Rearden Metal because the product is new and not yet accepted by  society. Jim Taggart isn't a man willing to trust his own judgment, and he's not one to innovate or  take a chance on inventions or new methods. Dagny, on the other hand, isn't concerned with what  people believe or say. She has a mind of her own and follows her own judgment. For example, she  studies Rearden's formula and examines the results of his testing in order to understand the metal's  superiority. Dagny is a rigorous engineer concerned only with the facts of the metal and its  capabilities, not with the public's beliefs or fears. Dagny says that she'll take full responsibility for the  metal's performance, and Jim finally agrees to the purchase of Rearden metal rails. Dagny stakes 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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