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Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Chapter 3, section 1: * Plot summary [[/James Taggart|James Taggart]], [[/Orren Boyle|Orren Boyle]], [[/Paul Larkin|Paul Larkin]], and [[/Wesley Mouch|Wesley Mouch]] meet to work out a deal by which they can stop [[/Hank Rearden|Hank Rearden]] and the success of [[/Rearden Metal|Rearden Metal]]. [[/Orren Boyle|Boyle]] wants [[/James Taggart|Taggart]] to get his friends in [[/Washington|Washington]] to regulate the distribution of iron ore, depriving [[/Hank Rearden|Rearden]] of the raw materials needed to market [[/Rearden Metal|Rearden Metal]]. In exchange, [[/Orren Boyle|Boyle]] agrees to get the [[/National Alliance of Railroads|National Alliance of Railroads]] to drive the [[/Phoenix-Durango|Phoenix-Durango]] railroad out of [[/Colorado|Colorado]]. None of this is said openly or directly, of course. [[/James Taggart|Taggart]] also learns from [[/Orren Boyle|Boyle]] that [[/Taggart Transcontinental|Taggart Transcontinental's]] [[/San Sebastian Line|San Sebastian Line]] has been denuded of all but the barest equipment. ---- * Setting The most expensive barroom in [[/New York|New York]], on the 60th floor of a skyscraper, designed to look like a cellar. ---- * Characters [[/Bartender|Bartender]]: First and only appearance. [[/James Taggart|James Taggart]] [[/Orren Boyle|Orren Boyle]] [[/Paul Larkin|Paul Larkin]] [[/Waiter|Waiter]]: First and only appearance. [[/Wesley Mouch|Wesley Mouch]] ---- * Pregnant Passages "It all depends," James Taggart answered slowly, "on the people who make it possible...That's what has to be known - who makes it possible."