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Taggart Transcontinental doesn't have copper wire for desperately needed repairs. The copper  shortage reaches crisis status when Francisco d'Anconia, on the hour and day that his company is to  be nationalized, destroys every mine, piece of property, and bank account belonging to d'Anconia  Copper. Nothing remains for the looters to expropriate. Francisco and the elite members of his staff  disappear. Philip and the Wet Nurse both ask Rearden for a job. He rejects Philip because of his incompetence.  He says that he would hire the Wet Nurse if possible, but the Unification Board won't permit him to  do so. The Wet Nurse warns Rearden that his Washington superiors are planning to spring a new  restrictive policy on Rearden, although he doesn't know the details. The looters are slipping their  men — thugs, not steelworkers — into Rearden's mills. The collapse of the economy accelerates under the rule of gangsters such as Cuffy Meigs. He sends 
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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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