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Ben Chen Basak Gazioglu Govt 161 Presentation March 7, 2006 Thomas More perceived his surroundings in sixteenth-century England as a lop- sided social hierarchy where economic incentive encouraged those at the top to take advantage of those at the bottom. More’s Utopia illustrates his conception of an ideal society. It is one in which its people are well-fed and happy, its resources are never lacking, and its political foundations are infallible and perpetual. He achieves this by implementing communism. Personal property is eliminated and so is its abstract representation, money. Food becomes the only economic good produced, and it is distributed equally so that nobody goes hungry. Because everybody works in farming, energy is never wasted on frivolous things. Public property is equally maintained and used by all, and material goods are free to everyone. But More’s version of communism strives for much more than simple economic equality. His equality extends to the government, the family, and even the individual.
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2007 for the course GOVT 1615 taught by Professor Hendrix,b during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.

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