The book tries to link communism with family and capitalism with greed. However he does correctly show that in the past mixing the two systems leads to violence. He fails to recognize that loving bond are essential to communism. for in it the strong must choose to give to the weak. Outside of the family this wouldn't happen due to the 150 rule in sociology, but through force, coercion and violence. Which he describes showing examples in history of our struggle to build a fair capitalist society build on choice. Altho the book intent seemed to be to show the need to ban debtors prisons and a call for bankruptcy for poor nations which I do agree with. This is how a healthy capitalist system runs.
In my view understand that communism is for families and friends whereas capitalism is for strangers and nations. Swapping or mixing these systems can lead to emotional and sometimes violent unintended consequences.
No every opinion needs to be hear but also refuted.
No but I will tread more carefully.
Almost all of it. There is nothing about the tech. It's all about the ethical pondering on things they barely talk about. They ramble on and on about some will think this, while some will think that. blah blah blah. All the while not discussing the tech or how it may be used so never really getting to anything concrete. People need stories. Tell us about the tech or the people who's lives will be advanced by the tech. Or how it will be misused.
It's like Philosophizing why people might be unhappy with you murdering a loved one instead of the story about a love triangle gone wrong ending in murder. One is interesting the other is a good reason to kick someone in the balls. You know which is which.
philosophy is not Science end of story.
Instead of understanding that capitalism isn't the problem it's the people who gain political favor that abuse the system that are the problem.
This author wants to create a hippy world instead. Which he can do. all the people who feel like him can go and buy a large plot of land and build that world. However he's not happy with that. He wants everybody to be suffer his utopia. Well one person's utopia is another's hell. The only true utopia is freedom for everyone.
Never never never. I wanted to throw-up so bad listening to is crap.
frist I had hope that he was going to talk about how we need to get back to making things and creating real wealth. But then ANGER for the last 2/3's of the book where he proceeded to spout communistic crap.
I want my credit back.
This is FEAR propaganda written by someone who wants to believe that if we don't all give up cars today, that the world will be destroyed by higher tides and we will all turn on each other like ravenous dogs. For once I would like to hear a story about how we will over come our problems and build a better world. If that wasn't bad enough the story is over dramatized drivel. Written by someone whom writes like he's paid by the word. He is using bad poetry in the effort to inject drama in to every little bitty crack of the story. It's clear that he doesn't understand where the plot is going and is just sitting down at the computer and banging on the keys. Also, and most annoyingly he is trying to force in every characters' inner emotions into the story, moving from the mind of one charter, to another. Good stories or at least chapters are told from one point of view to keep it easy to understand and draw the reader in. The narrator's gravely voice is off putting when he does the women's parts. It sound like he means them to be demons.
This is a book for everyone. It lets you understand science even if you slept through all of high school science. So if you have a great deal of curiosity about the world it a must hear.
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