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Old 01-30-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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On Amazon you can down load a Kindle and read many books, free. This feature represents a great step for social,political evolution. Read the Jungle by Upton Sinclare, its free (google him on Wikipedia) see he was a reporter, In this book he tells the story of oppressed workers inducted into the Socialist Party. It's a picture of evolution and the struggle that takes place. I come away with less fear of the socialist and more understanding of why they struggle. and why the party could become dangerous, just like unbridled capitalism, and the Federal Government of the USA. I am convinced that there is a Usurper. It attaches itself to every thing good for the purpose of destruction. Using the festering human brain as its host. .......there is not a soul un-driven to its knee's ( to paraphrase Paul Simon.) There is no human institution that is immune to this phenomenon and for all I know it may be loosed in the Galaxies of space. Maybe we are the ones carrying it. Did I make myself clear? I tried !

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Say what ??? Please clarify.I am confused
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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I hope the gentleman dosnt plan on making money on a book folks can read for free.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Default This is about a book witten in 1906

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On Amazon you can down load a Kindle and read many books, free. This feature represents a great step for social,political evolution. Read the Jungle by Upton Sinclare, its free (google him on Wikipedia) see he was a reporter, In this book he tells the story of oppressed workers inducted into the Socialist Party. It's a picture of evolution and the struggle that takes place. I come away with less fear of the socialist and more understanding of why they struggle. and why the party could become dangerous, just like unbridled capitalism, and the Federal Government of the USA. I am convinced that there is a Usurper. It attaches itself to every thing good for the purpose of destruction. Using the festering human brain as its host. .......there is not a soul un-driven to its knee's ( to paraphrase Paul Simon.) There is no human institution that is immune to this phenomenon and for all I know it may be loosed in the Galaxies of space. Maybe we are the ones carrying it. Did I make myself clear? I tried !
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I hope the gentleman dosnt plan on making money on a book folks can read for free.
............may be it doesn't affect everyone, but for someone who has seen two major turn downs in the ecconomy........and two major military war? both undeclared, personally a free book of the caliber is very moo choo Premo.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Folks should have read that in school..it's considered a classic.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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............may be it doesn't affect everyone, but for someone who has seen two major turn downs in the ecconomy........and two major military war? both undeclared, personally a free book of the caliber is very moo choo Premo.
So you think reading writers works without paying for them helps the economy?

What about the economy of the writers or whomever holds the rights?
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So you think reading writers works without paying for them helps the economy?

What about the economy of the writers or whomever holds the rights?
After so many years it becomes Public Domain and is then available for free.
This is not illegal.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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So you think reading writers works without paying for them helps the economy?
It certainly can. For example, let's say the book was written by an author who died decades ago, the book is being read for study purposes by a student without much money, and the book is helpful in getting that student to do well in a class.

It would actually be worse, economically, if the student had to purchase access to that material. The overall effect would be to reduce access across the entire population of students so that some third-party (probably a publishing group that "represents" the work of the dead author, and very well may not have had anything to do with the author during the author's lifetime) could collect an economic "rent" (hence the term "rentier").

It's an example of economic malinvestment.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Default I got through school without reading much

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Folks should have read that in school..it's considered a classic.
.......read some in college and alot more when I got out.........
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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It certainly can. For example, let's say the book was written by an author who died decades ago, the book is being read for study purposes by a student without much money, and the book is helpful in getting that student to do well in a class.

It would actually be worse, economically, if the student had to purchase access to that material. The overall effect would be to reduce access across the entire population of students so that some third-party (probably a publishing group that "represents" the work of the dead author, and very well may not have had anything to do with the author during the author's lifetime) could collect an economic "rent" (hence the term "rentier").

It's an example of economic malinvestment.
The e-book version is free. The book is now public domain.
If you want the physical book, Barnes and Noble has it for $1 to cover the cost.

Your post does not apply to The Jungle
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