In Political Ideas,
Bertrand Russell sets forth the idea that political ideals must be based upon
the ideals that best benefit the individual to create the best life possible.
He details the issues that his current economic system and the unequal
distribution of wealth present in achieving said ideals. He puts forth his
beliefs on what the purposes of an economic system should be, including
production and security. He criticizes monopolies and all the damage that they
have done. Russell then moves toward a critique of socialism and the connection
between the distribution of power and the distribution of wealth. From there,
he discusses individual liberty and public control and then expands to national
independence and internationalism. He finishes with his belief that men must
improve their feelings toward each other and mankind as a whole in order to fix
the larger problems at hand. Download and start listening now!