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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Well, let’s agree on a moratorium.
  • It’s true, isn’t it? . Isn’t it? . What was wrong about that moratorium?
  • Because you spent ten thousand dollars pouring liquor into people you hoped would prevent the directive about the bond moratorium!
  • Well, your friends beat mine on that moratorium business, but mine beat yours on Rearden Metal-and I’m not forgetting it.
  • How many loans have you got from us and how many extensions, suspensions and moratoriums?
  • It was understood that the moratorium was for five years!
  • The moratorium on brains.
  • THE MORATORIUM ON BRAINS "Where have you been all this time?"
  • To compensate the railroads of the country for the extra costs involved and "to cushion the process of readjustment," a moratorium on payments of interest and principal on all railroad bonds-secured and unsecured, convertible and non-convertible-was declared for a period of five years.
  • . it wasn’t for myself, it wasn’t for myself at all-why won’t they believe me, those people? I had to grant the unions’ demands to cut down the trains-and the moratorium on bonds was the only way I could do it, so that’s why Wesley gave it to me, for the workers, not for myself.
  • Don’t you know what they can do to us through this Railroad Pool, or through the Unification Board, or through the moratorium on our bonds?
  • You deserved every penny of that stock, and in the days of your father I would have refunded every penny of your profit-but under your brother’s management, Taggart Transcontinental has taken its share of the looting, it has made profits by force, by means of government favors, subsidies, moratoriums, directives.

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  • The environmentalists want a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf until further studies are completed.
  • a moratorium on payment of principal of outstanding city notes

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