Atlas Shrugged - Study Guide A is A, Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5: "Their Brothers' Keepers"

Copper shortages are making repairs nearly impossible for Taggart Transcontinental. The Unification Plan diverts materials based on influence in Washington. The problem worsens when, at the moment they were to be nationalized, the mines and properties of d'Anconia Copper are blown up. Francisco and his best employees vanish.

Hank's brother, Philip, asks for a job, but Hank refuses since Philip has no useful skills. Later, the Wet Nurse also asks for a job. He finally wants to do something productive. Hank wants to hire the Wet Nurse, but the laws prevent it. The Wet Nurse warns Hank that the Washington men are working on new restrictions, as well as bringing in their own men to the mills.

Minnesota farmers have managed to harvest a huge wheat crop and needs trains to carry it. Dagny learns that the Taggart trains have...

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