Greg Salmieri and Ben Bayer discuss the following questions for Part III, Chapter 9, of Atlas Shrugged: “The Generator.”

  • Question 1: What has happened at Project X prior to Stadler’s arrival? What does this reveal about the state of the country?
  • Question 2: How are Stadler and Meigs alike and unalike in their respective outlooks, characters, and motives?
  • Question 3: When precisely does Dagny go on strike, why, and how can we tell?
  • Question 4: What exactly motivates the planners to use Project F on Galt? Are there any differences in their motives?
  • Question 5: What happens to Jim Taggart at the end of the chapter and why?
  • Question 6: What other questions or observations do you have about Part III, Chapter 9?


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