Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal - Study Guide America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business Summary & Analysis

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Rand looks at the meaning of the word persecution in this chapter. She considers American businessmen as falling into this category. Persecution is not a word describing only religious and racial minorities. It also describes businessmen. Businessmen are condemned in their dealings with labor unions and in the drive for profits. Businessmen are blamed for many problems. They are the ones that negotiate with labor unions and are condemned for this behavior. If the workers have a low standard of living, then the businessmen are blamed. Since the businessmen make the decisions that result in corporate actions and profits, they take the blame for the results.

According to Rand, when a minority group is being persecuted, there is something more to it. There is another group somewhere using the minority as a scapegoat to hide their own...

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