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Happy Fourth!

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—that Taggart boom and Rearden Metal and the gold rush to Colorado and the drunken spree out there, with Wyatt and his bunch expanding their production like kettles boiling over! Everybody thinks it’s great—that’s all you hear anywhere you go—people are slap-happy, making plans like six-year-olds on a vacation—you’d think it was a national honeymoon of some kind or a permanent Fourth of July!” (Atlas Shrugged, Part I, Chapter IX)

Happy Fourth of July from Phoenix.

2 Responses

  1. Love the quote. I am loving how horrible some of these characters are. Greed is everywhere.

    That pool is quite packed.

    • This was taken around lunch time after I took an early-morning hike to one of the mountain park in the city. The 4th of July party had yet to kicked in. It was literally packed by about 3pm. I chose to read in the comfort of my room overlooking it, with excellent sound insulation!

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