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[[/Dagny Taggart|Dagny Taggart]] visits /UnitedLocomotiveWorks to determine why they consistently fail to deliver the Diesel engines she ordered.  The /PresidentofULW talks for hours without answering directly or saying anything of substance.  After returning to the office, [[/Eddie Willers|Eddie Willers]] informs [[/Dagny Taggart|Dagny]] that /McNamara has quit without explanation.  As [[/Dagny Taggart|Dagny]] walks home that night she sees the depravity that passes for popular culture: books and movies that trivialize what is glorious, demonize what is moral, and exalt what is base; people who act as if pleasure were a sin that one gets away with.  Depressed, she returns home and listens the soul tonic of /RichardHalley.  While she listens, she recalls Halley's struggles as a young composer, his sudden success, and his mysterious disappearance.  She sees in the newspaper that [[/Francisco dAnconia|Francisco d'Anconia]] has returned to /NewYork amidst a scandal in which a married woman tried to kill her husband so she could be with [[/Francisco dAnconia|Francisco d'Anconia]], who she identifies as her lover.  [[/Francisco dAnconia|Francisco d'Anconia]] says he came to New York to witness the farce - but it is not the farce people are led to beleive that he wants to witness.
* Setting
The offices of Taggart Transcontinental, New York in the evening, [[/Dagny Taggart|Dagny's]] apartment.
* Foreshadow

[[/Dagny Taggart|Dagny]] sees a precision machine tool anandoned and decaying in the /UnitedLocomotiveWorks  factory; abandoned not because it was valueless, but because the owners could not extract value from it.  This foreshadows another discovery in an even less competent factory - a motor that is pricelss, but which is left abandoned by people who could not see its value.

The folowing characters appear in /SectioN141:

 [[/Dagny Taggart|Dagny Taggart]]
 [[/Eddie Willers|Eddie Willers]]
 [[/Francisco dAnconia|Francisco d'Anconia]]
 /McNamara - Mentioned.