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Early on in the book, Francisco d'Antonia comments,

“In his lifetime, every one of my ancestors raised the production of d’Anconia Copper by about ten per cent. I intend to raise it by one hundred.”

He later comments after the Strike that, unlike his ancestors, all of the fortune was his - without the interference of the Looters who tried to claim it. Is this quote a veiled reference to that?

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No, I don't think so. That statement was made by Francisco before the Strike had commenced, and I believe simply highlights Francisco's ambition and drive.

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