- "The consensus of the best metallurgical authorities," he said, "seems to be highly skeptical about Rearden Metal, contending-"1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (78% in)
- Mrs. Taggart did not approve of extremes; she had been prepared to contend with an extreme of the opposite kind, if necessary; she found herself thinking that this was worse.1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (34% in)
- Although there is no evidence to support the contention that the use of the metal should be prohibited, a further study of its properties would be of value.1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (39% in)
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