I did obtain an unusually large quota for the Instituteand only by the special favor of some very special connections-but I feel abjectly guilty if this proved insufficient.
The owner of a copper mine in Arizona, who reported to us that you had purchased an extra amount of copper last month, above the regular tonnage required for the monthly quota of Rearden Metal which the law permits you to produce.
They’ve lifted the production quotas off my mills-for the next five minutes, I guess.
They know that I’m pouring more Metal than the quotas they give me could produce.
The towns were like scattered puddles, left behind by a receding tide, still holding some precious drops of electricity, but drying out in a desert of rations, quotas, controls and power-conservation rules.
"Mr. Rearden," he said, "I wanted to tell you that if you want to pour ten times the quota of Rearden Metal or steel or pig iron or anything, and bootleg it all over the place to anybody at any price-I wanted to tell you to go ahead.
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All the salespeople met their quota for the month.
The quota for Japanese automobile imports was negotiated.