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Utopia of Usurers

Gelesen von Ray Clare

(4,381 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

“Now I have said again and again (and I shall continue to say again and again on all the most inappropriate occasions) that we must hit Capitalism, and hit it hard, for the plain and definite reason that it is growing stronger. Most of the excuses which serve the capitalists as masks are, of course, the excuses of hypocrites. They lie when they claim philanthropy; they no more feel any particular love of men than Albu felt an affection for Chinamen. They lie when they say they have reached their position through their own organising ability. They generally have to pay men to organise the mine, exactly as they pay men to go down it. They often lie about the present wealth, as they generally lie about their past poverty. But when they say that they are going in for a "constructive social policy," they do not lie. They really are going in for a constructive social policy. And we must go in for an equally destructive social policy; and destroy, while it is still half-constructed, the accursed thing which they construct.” (Summary from Gilbert Keith Chesterton, d. 1936) (3 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Section 01

18:49

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Section 02

19:55

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Section 03

14:14

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Section 04

17:42

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Section 05

18:32

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Section 06

17:42

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Section 07

17:51

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Section 08

17:04

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Section 09

16:41

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Sectiion 10

15:14

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Section 11

15:48

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Section 12

15:30

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Section 13

15:04

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Bewertungen

decent reading

(4 Sterne)

the narrator did a good job over all: clear, comprehensible, all that. there is some static noise in the background. I do wish he'd taken a bit more care to read the tone into the text.

well read

(5 Sterne)

Good recording. The book is not very smart, but I did not expect it to be

Excellent critique

(5 Sterne)

This book helped me to understand the need for Distributism.

into the mindset of slavery

(5 Sterne)

Like wandering through a goldmine of insight

(5 Sterne)

Fantastic book. Penetrating and insightful even to the modern ear.