“If one single businessman had had the courage, then, to say that he worked for nothing but his own profit—and to say it proudly—he would have saved the world.”
Rearden smiled. “Not this time. This time, I’m dealing with a man I can trust.” “Really? Who is it?” “You.” Francisco sat up straight. “What?” he asked, his voice so low that he almost succeeded in hiding the sound of a gasp. Rearden was smiling. “You didn’t know that I’m one of your customers now?
“Who cares
“Point Six. Every person of any age, sex, class or income, shall henceforth spend the same amount of money on the purchase of goods per year as he or she spent during the Basic Year, no more and no less. Over or under purchasing shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Board.
Note: I love this part of the book. what a confusing dialog, bizarre laws, not so far from reality.