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- But you expect industrial giants-who plan in terms of decades ... to continue to function and produce, not knowing what random caprice in the skull of what random official will descend upon them at what moment to demolish the whole of their effort.3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (91% in)
caprice = impulsive and unpredictable idea
- He knew that the Board would rule against him; he knew that the key to the dark, capricious mystery of the Board's contradictory decisions was the secret power of pull.2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (77% in)
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