The nation panics when Rearden retires

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The nation panics when Rearden retires. Under the looters' control, the newspapers print  contradictory stories. Some papers say that he has quit, some that he was tragically killed in a car  accident, and some that he is still working at his mills. But with Rearden gone, the output of the  American steel industry drops precipitously. People despair for the future. Gangs of raiders terrorize  the countryside, and acts of random violence proliferate. In response, the looters announce  repeatedly that Mr. Thompson will speak to the country regarding the current crisis by radio  broadcast on November 22. But at the appointed time, the Head of State is preempted. John Galt  goes on the air instead and addresses the world. He tells the American people about the strike he  has organized, including the reasons for it. The moment is right for John Galt to address the American people. With the imminent collapse of the 
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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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