Atlas Shrugged - A is A, Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3: "Anti-Greed"

Chapter 3 opens in rural Iowa. The government reveals the Thompson Harmonizer, which is the result of Project X. The product is a super-weapon, and the government credits Dr. Stadler for its creation, though he knows nothing about it. He is forced to speak at the unveiling event. The weapon uses sound waves to destroy all living things within its radius. Dr. Ferris convinces Stadler the weapon is necessary to control people, who are increasingly hysterical. A demonstration of the weapon destroys a farmhouse and some goats, and the audience watches in horror, but does not comment. Wesley Mouch declares the weapon an instrument of peace.

Dagny calls Hank and tells him she is alive. When she returns to the office, she learns the government has passed the Railroad Unification Plan, which pools railroad profits and distributes them according to track mileage. Under...

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