Atlas Shrugged is a dystopic novel that outlines Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism and her rejection of government in capitalism. The novel centers around Dagny Taggart, who runs a railroad company, and whose brother is making business choices harmful to the company. Many big businesses are giving up because of taxation and constrictive legislation, so a man named John Galt is leading a strike of big business executives. The government eventually collapses, Galt is captured and rescued and declares that they will rule the world.

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