Be prepared to discuss the Atlantis/Utopia of Greed chapters and the chapter This Is John Galt Speaking today -- of course, anything goes, as far as our discussion is concerned, draw from anything that seems to you especially striking anywhere in the text, but those three chapters seem to me to demand special attention.
Oh, and since I'm issuing reminders, do recall, once again, that everybody is required to produce a couple -- that means two -- precises at some point by the end of term. The fact of the matter is that we are well below the number of on-blog precises one would need to have seen by now to feel reassured that the group was on track to satisfying this requirement. Each precis is 15% of your grade and the guide to producing one is located on the sidebar right next to the syllabus. Unless you all take this up on your own terms and by your own initiative I'll have to start arbitrarily assigning precises and also establish an upper bound on the number of precises that can be published in the last few weeks, effectively ensuring that those who don't post early pay for their pointless procrastination with the lower final grade that comes from failing to meet basic requirements. This is a fairly simple requirement and there is wide latitude as to the form it must take. We should be seeing two or three precises before every single class meeting from here on. Make it happen, people. Reading Rand has made me implacable and cruel -- beware!