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Why does John Galt go on strike when the Starnes heirs take over the Twentieth Century Motor Company Do you think he is right or wrong to start a strike Explain From each according to his ability to each according to his need This is the moral ideal espoused by the heirs of the Twentieth Century Motor Company and implemented in their plan for the companys management John Galt is compelled to quit this company and to go on strike against the moral code that is implicit in their avowed ideal It is a code which he calls the Morality of DeathThe idea of the Starnes heirs is that need not ability should be ones primary concern that the fulfillment of the needs of others is ones highest moral imperative It is therefore not the ability to create values that merits earthly rewards but rather the inability to do so Those who have the power and skill to produce should be indentured servants to the incompetent buying their right to exist through service to those who cannot exist without them When Galt hears this at a meeting of six thousand workers he sees that the truth of their moral code is the image of himself on a sacrificial altar Galt goes on strike against this image of his own destruction and against the morality which would make it possibleGalts moral code is one based on the requirements of a mans life Since man survives by the use of his mind rather than by instincts he needs a code of values to guide his choice of actions The standard of such a code if it is to serve its purpose must be mans lifeThe acceptance of Galts philosophy is not like the codes of mystics throughout the ages a duty borne for the sake of some entity outside of oneself quoting Galt from his radio speech Mans life is the standard of morality but your own
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