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The development of a collectivist state emerges. Crony capitalism and the notion of the collective interest are riffe. The productive men in society become disgruntled with controls put on them. One by one the great capitalist producers in the society leave. The society is left without its great producers and plunges into a dystopian place. The moral of the story is that society is held up by great individuals who are simply better than the normal people, namely filthy capitalists, and without them the common man finds himself in a miserable state.
“ You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your conditions which you simply take for granted you owe to the effort of men who are better than you.”
—Mises in a letter to Ayn Rand
What is Atlas Shrugged actually about? I mean, can you give me a brief introduction to the storyline?