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“To control the production of wealth is to control human life itself.”  

In this 1912 classic, wide-ranging polemicist Hilaire Belloc presents a new economic history of Europe and makes his case for "Distributism", the author’s answer to the instability of capitalism and the stringency of socialism.   

Belloc outlines the major economic transitions through the history of the West, arguing that the civilization began as servile and dependent upon slavery and only emerged with the advent of the Christian faith. The Middle Ages are highlighted as the optimal condition, marked by a fair distribution of property.  

According to Belloc, distributism failed as a result of the government’s dissolution of monasteries, which led to the development of the unstable capitalist and socialist states.  

Largely regarded as one of Belloc’s most compelling works, and certainly one of the more controversial, The Servile State serves as a paragon in unconventional thinking and Belloc’s signature lucid prose.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
JM
Jackson Moss
LENGTH
04:11
hr min
RELEASED
2019
January 11
PUBLISHER
New Classic Books
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
194.8
MB