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The New Human Rights Movement Audiobook

The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression

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Publisher's Summary

Society is broken. We can design our way to a better one.

In our interconnected world, self-interest and social interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including growing climate destabilization, biodiversity loss, and economic inequality, an impending future of ecological collapse and societal destabilization will make "personal success" virtually meaningless. Yet our broken social system incentivizes behavior that will only make our problems worse. If true human rights progress is to be achieved today, it is time we dig deeper - rethinking the very foundation of our social system.

In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world's largest grassroots social movement - the Zeitgeist Movement - draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for rethinking activism in the 21st century.

Arguing against the long-standing narrative of universal scarcity and other pervasive myths that defend the current state of affairs, The New Human Rights Movement illuminates the structural causes of poverty, social oppression, and the ongoing degradation of public health, and it ultimately presents the case for an updated economic approach. Joseph explores the potential of this grand shift and how we can design our way to a world where the human family has become truly sustainable.

The New Human Rights Movement reveals the critical importance of a unified activism working to overcome the inherent injustice of our system. This book warns against what is in store if we continue to ignore the flaws of our socioeconomic approach, while also revealing the bright and expansive future possible if we succeed. Will you join the movement?

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    Michael Klemzig, Australia 07-15-17
    Michael Klemzig, Australia 07-15-17 Member Since 2012
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    "A Great Introduction to the new trains of thought"

    For those who think that the world is screwed or are struggling to see how civilisation can survive the next 30 years let alone 100 yrs, this is a book for you. It recognises the root causes of many of the western world's woes and explains the geisty ideals of a civilisation that has sustainability at the core and a far better potential future for us, if we work towards it.

    If you want it in a different form check out the movie Zeitgeist Moving Forward, also by Peter Joseph, it's available for free online.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos Rangel 07-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Concise and Valid"

    I bought the audio version of this book. Peter's voice makes it easy to process the complex problems our world faces today and provides valid and concise arguments and solutions.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander Germain 08-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing beautifully written"

    elegant and detailed. the most important book I've ever read. everyone needs to read this book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Philip I. Kyson Queensland, Australia 08-09-17
    Philip I. Kyson Queensland, Australia 08-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Mind opening!"

    Just when you think you're starting to open the door to this world someone comes along and takes out the whole bloody wall. Why does it need to be so f@#king difficult folks? Thanks Peter, shining a light for those awake and willing to focus on what's really going on, on this unfortunate planet.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 10-29-17
    Alex 10-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Mindblowing!"

    No one before ever made such sense with describing the reality.
    Peter Josef manages to break so many myths it's scary.

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    Shawn Thomas 10-14-17
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    "Peter Joseph Changed My Life!!"

    I'm here because of Zeitgeist 1. Joseph always has the answers to my questions. Peace

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    Fan of Fans Seattle, WA 10-13-17
    Fan of Fans Seattle, WA 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very intelligently written"

    Couldn't stop listening. Very eye opening even when I've immersed myself in related content the past year. Highly recommend.

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    Michael 09-28-17
    Michael 09-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Tao Te Ching Meets Human Technology"

    This is a book that will break your sociological conditioning regarding capitalism and market-driven wealth allocation. An awesone book that inspires humanity and the beauty of existence we could all share with collaboration and non-aggression, from open source projects to billions of hours of volunteered work. Peter Joseph is the modern Tesla of economics and sociology. I hope this work will inspire an evolution of the human mind.

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    Pete K. 09-27-17
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    "A must read"

    Indispensable info. A challenge to rethink our failed system, or die in a distopian nightmare.

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    Jorge A. Vazquez Escobar Ciudad de México, MX 09-26-17
    Jorge A. Vazquez Escobar Ciudad de México, MX 09-26-17
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    "Great clarity on complex information."

    When the book got published i knew i wanted it and was not disappointed. It's a complete guide and also makes you think a lot which is what we all need to improve or social and economic system.

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    "A critique of modern western capitalist society"
    Any additional comments?

    This book attempts to explain the sources of social problems in today's western capitalist societies, in particular those of the USA and UK, and in my opinion does a good job at this. Overall 95% of the time was spent identifying and explaining issues and their causes. Only 5% of the time was spent on proposing corrective strategies.

    Unfortunately there was no critical analysis of the author's proposed corrective strategies, which left them unconvincing. I think one of Peter Joseph's next steps should be to test and critique the proposed corrective strategies, making them more robust and so more likely to be implemented and survive. He has already done a very good job of critiquing current social systems.

    Lastly, only someone with a true love of humanity would spend the amount of time and effort Peter Joseph has on these topics, I look forward to his future work.

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    "Peter has got a good brain"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The way Peter presents his logic is brilliant. It really makes sense to me. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to understand our current societal and economic woes. There is not really much else I can say, Peter says it much better, so have a listen.


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  • Marc Wilson
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    "A MUST READ /LISTEN"

    What a great book it will open your mind to the current issues of today’s society and it’s socioeconomic problems. Joseph has a nack of explaining the different aspects of our troublesome society and relating them back to the real world that can be understood in laymen’s terms.

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