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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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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.
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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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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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What made the experience of listening to The New Human Rights Movement the most enjoyable?
Listening to this (too lazy to read), was a cathartic exercise. A must read for the disaffected, disillusioned and dissatisfied during these tumultuous times. Thanks to his years of exhaustive research, this comprehensive breakdown of the current "economy" outlines the contradictions of capitalism and suggests ways to bring about open-source thinking. This type of material seems to act as anxiety relief for me personally in a time of uncertainty, or, for the uninitiated, a slap in the face of all you thought you knew.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The book contains some personal anecdotes by the author which help paint a picture of his connection with socioeconomic concern. An interesting look at a sane individual in this mad world (in my opinion).
Any additional comments?
Well worth the money considering it goes toward the important goal of the biggest economic change in human history. From the "Free Market" as we know it, to a post-scarcity society and a true democracy.