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The Acquisitive Society: A Business Classic By R.H. Tawney! AAA+++
     

The Acquisitive Society: A Business Classic By R.H. Tawney! AAA+++

by R.H. Tawney
 
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"But increased production is important." Of course it is! That plenty is good and scarcity evil--it needs no ghost from the graves of the past five years to tell us that. But plenty depends upon co-operative effort, and co-operation upon moral principles. And moral principles are what the prophets of this dispensation despise. So the world "continues

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Excerpt:

"But increased production is important." Of course it is! That plenty is good and scarcity evil--it needs no ghost from the graves of the past five years to tell us that. But plenty depends upon co-operative effort, and co-operation upon moral principles. And moral principles are what the prophets of this dispensation despise. So the world "continues in scarcity," because it is too grasping and too short-sighted to seek that "which maketh men to be of one mind in a house." The well-intentioned schemes for social reorganization put forward by its commercial teachers are abortive, because they endeavor to combine incompatibles, and, if they disturb everything, settle nothing. They are like a man who, when he finds that his shoddy boots wear badly, orders a pair two sizes larger instead of a pair of good leather, or who makes up for putting a bad sixpence in the plate on Sunday by putting in a bad shilling the next. And when their fit of feverish energy {6} has spent itself, and there is nothing to show for it except disillusionment, they cry that reform is impracticable, and blame human nature, when what they ought to blame is themselves.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015799774
Publisher:
BDP
Publication date:
12/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
153 KB

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