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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Dollar Sign

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

1957

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2017-03-27

'"I know that this stands for something."

"The dollar sign, for a great deal. It stand for every fat pig-like create in every cartoon. Denoting a crook, a grafter. The one sure-fire brand of evil. It stands as the money of a free country, for achievement, for success, for ability, for man's creative power. And precisely for these reasons it is used as a brand of infamy...incidentally, do you know where that sign comes from? It stands for the initials of the United States

Do you know that the United States is the only country that as ever used its own monogram as a symbol of depravity. Ask yourself why. Ask yourself how long a country that did that could stand to exist.'" - Atlas Shrugged

Guess the single line version stands for pesos.