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Atlas Shrugged Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 5 "Their Brothers' Keepers" Summary

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Part 3, Chapter 5 "Their Brothers' Keepers" Summary

On September 2, a copper wire breaks that connects two telephone poles in Taggart's pacific branch line. Division headquarters workers do not know what to do. A young roadmaster walks to a phone booth and calls Dagny in New York, interrupting an emergency conference in James' office. He tells her that the line is broken, and they have no copper wire to replace it. She orders the Montana Line to ship half its stock of wire to California. James looks at the city's calendar dated September 2 and says they will not have any more trouble with copper. He admits they are not paying their workers on time, and he cannot borrow money to meet payroll. Dagny suggests the Railroad Unification Plan is not working. There will be no money to pay the Pool at the end of the year.

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