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Here, Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world. GRUNCH stands for Gross Universal Cash Heist.

©1983 Buckminster Fuller (P)2015 The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

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Bucky is Brilliant.

Turn off the thinking of corporate purchased mass media. Let focus world livingry and not welfarery or warfarery. No need for those at all.

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Excellently written, concise view of the world today and yesterday

This book is a concise and to the point synopsis of R. Buckminster Fuller’s view and take regarding life on planet Earth. Andrew Heyl does a wonderful job of narrating a rather complexly written book - kudos Mr. Heyl.

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Timely Again

R. Buckminster Fuller is not easy going. For most people, his thinking is over inclusive and appears tangential. However, Bucky is able to step back and see huge interconnected systems clearly enough to elucidate their complex workings in plain English for the average bright person.
His long life span and constant curiosity helped him tackle here to for unsolvable problems and invent objects and ideas, which still benefit human kind. His cogent, wide ranging thoughts, as well as his ethical commitment to quality of life for all people helped me to over come his run on sentences.
The reader is precise. I decreased the pace to 75% to track better and still had to replay sections.
With POTUS 45 and Kim Jong Un Tweeting about thermonuclear war, a revitalization of this thirty five year old text might be timely and fortuitous.

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A huge and brilliant life work, in a short book.

A huge and brilliant life work, condensed in a short book, to help humanity identify the few that cleverly feed on her.

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Painfully boring drabble. Painful

Needlessly arrogant and elaborate use of vocabulary. Obviously not a foller of th KISS method.

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  • Jon P
  • 05-17-18

eye opening

along with some other very important information from say the likes of Robert Keyosaki, this book will really have you thinking about why finance is in the state it is!