- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 173 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Commonwealth Publishing (14 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007JUMJUS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,782 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Common Sense: Occupation, Assembly, and the Future of Liberty Kindle Edition
|Length: 55 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled|
Kindle e-ReadersKindle Fire TabletsFire Phones
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Hind doesn't pretend that challenging the status quo is easy. In fact he says, "Nonconformity in thought, a billion adverts tell us, is dynamic and fun. A billion adverts lie. The pursuit of truth in defiance of widely accepted errors is a kind of self-harm... To call things by their proper names makes a revolution in us before it changes anything else. If we are to be free, we must change, and to change is to kill some part of ourselves. It is no wonder that we hesitate."
I was very receptive to this book as it touched on many themes that I am currently thinking about a great deal, and it did so with great eloquence. Hind acknowledges that a writer can't conjure a readership into existence, but they can "speak to a state of mind, put into words something already felt". This is what the book did for me.
Hind discusses the fact that banks create money through lending. This is a crucial part of what money is, and how our financial system works, that far too few people understand. For those wanting to know more about this I would recommend reading 'Where Money Comes From' by the the NEF, or to look at the Positive Money website.
Hind takes on the notion of 'freedom' and the importance of reclaiming the idea in its fullest sense - which should encompass not just a "freedom from coercion" but "a freedom to shape the conditions or our shared life".Read more ›