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The Acquisitive Society

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Author: R.H. Tawney
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,438 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: HB
Downloads: 4,820
Added to site: 2010.09.17
mnybks.net#: 29023
Genre: Business
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odified. The essence of the change was the disappearance of the idea that social institutions and economic activities were related to common ends, which gave them their significance and which served as their criterion. In the eighteenth century both the State and the Church had abdicated that part of the sphere which had consisted in the maintenance of a common body of social ethics; what was left of it was repression of a class, not the discipline of a nation. Opinion ceased to regard social institutions and economic activity as amenable, like personal conduct, to moral criteria, because it was no longer influenced by the spectacle of institutions which, arbitrary, capricious, and often corrupt in their practical operation, had been the outward symbol and expression of the subordination of life to purposes transcending private interests. That part of government which had been concerned with social administration, if it did not end, became at least obsolescent. For such democracy as had existed in the Middle

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