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Atlas Shrugged
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  • On the other, there’s the blight of unbridled competition.
  • It was said that there were great opportunities for younger railroads in the blighted areas.
  • I think it’s one of those blighted areas now.
  • While there existed blighted areas where rail service had been discontinued, there existed at the same time large regions where two or more railroads were competing for a traffic barely sufficient for one.
  • I’m not so sure it was great-building that Line for all those prosperous industrialists in Colorado, when there are so many poor people in blighted areas who need transportation.
  • "Centralization destroys the blight of monopoly," said Boyle.
  • He asked himself whether he could deliver his children to the fate of the children of the unemployed, as he had seen them in the blighted areas, in the settlements around closed factories and along the tracks of discontinued railroads.
  • I’m not going to build a line through one of their blighted areas," he said in the same indifferent voice.
  • Under the Railroad Unification Plan, a local railroad had gone bankrupt in North Dakota, abandoning the region to the fate of a blighted area, the local banker had committed suicide, first killing his wife and children-a freight train had been taken oil the schedule in Tennessee, leaving a local factory without transportation at a day’s notice, the factory owner’s son had quit college and was now in jail, awaiting execution for a murder committed with a gang of raiders-a way station…
  • Boyle did not catch the tone of mockery, and answered earnestly, "It destroys the blight of monopoly.
  • Oh, to hell with their blighted areas!

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  • The once thriving downtown has become an example of urban blight with abandoned buildings and too much crime.
  • Too much rain may blight the garden with mold

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