Unto This Last by John RuskinOriginally published in Cornhill magazine, Unto This Last is a series of four essays on the politics of economics. Considered by Ruskin as one of his most important works, Unto This Last argues that economics, art and science must have a foundation in morality. Ruskin, who cannot be strictly labeled as a liberal or conservative in his political ideology, crafts a thought-provoking exposition of prevailing economic theories that is as relevant today as when first written.
Unto This Last
The four following essays were published eighteen months ago in the 'Cornhill Magazine,' and were reprobated in a violent manner, as far as I could hear, by most of the readers they met with. Not a whit the less, I believe them to be the best, that is to say, the truest, rightest- worded, and most serviceable things I have ever written; and the last of them, having had especial pains spent on it, is probably the best I shall ever write. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.
Friend, I do thee no wrong. Didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way. I will give unto this last even as unto thee. If ye think good, give me my price; And if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. The four following essays were published eighteen months ago in the "Cornhill Magazine", and were reprobated in a violent manner, as far as I could hear, by most of the readers they met with.
The only way to prevent a zero-sum situation is continued expansion, even when other countries don't want us expanding all over them. This sucks. I really like this article mainly because I did not know about this side of John Ruskin, and am glad to learn about his progressive ideas. Just for the record, though, the one thing I don't agree with here is the call for the US government to take steps against offshoring of skilled jobs, or adopting other protectionist policies. I'm looking forward to an increasingly global economy, and I do not see much long-term hope in US policies that isolate our economy from the rest of the world. As a software developer, I see a lot of offshoring, and I work with people from Russia to China to India to England on a daily basis.
Unto This Last is an essay and book on economy by John Ruskin , first published between August and December in the monthly journal Cornhill Magazine in four articles. Ruskin says himself that the articles were "very violently criticized", forcing the publisher to stop its publication after four months. Subscribers sent protest letters, but Ruskin countered the attack and published the four articles in a book in May
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