The Greater Reset: Reclaiming Personal Sovereignty Under Natural Law

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From a hidden spark in the early days of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic soon roared across every nation, decimating lives, economies, and social norms. Rather than uniting people to defeat a common enemy, the pandemic has widened economic, political, and social divisions everywhere. It has pitted faith against reason and inflamed the global scourges of poverty, racism, war, and environmental destruction.

The pandemic has also surfaced proposals to remake the global economy and society. Most notable—and infamous—are a set of recommendations from the 2020 World Economic Forum calling for “the Great Reset.” Blending welfare-state socialism and monopoly capitalism, this would systematically eliminate a fundamental bulwark of personal independence and freedom—the universal right to, and rights of, private property.

Is the Great Reset the malevolent scheme of a vast global elite to control the lives of ordinary people or a well-intentioned but dangerously misguided approach to correct systemic ills? Regardless, there is a question we all must ask: how will the dignity, freedom, and power of each human person be protected and promoted when universal human rights and their Transcendent Source have been rendered irrelevant?

In The Greater Reset, Greaney and Brohawn trace the historical, religious, political, and economic roots of humanity’s perilous condition and how returning to God-given, universal principles of natural law, with equal access to the institutions of the common good, can help build a more just, liberating, prosperous, and hopeful future for every person.

Michael D. Greaney
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Dawn K. Brohawn

6 Reviews

  • 5
    Impactful Book

    Posted by Tom W. on May 24th 2023

    The Great Reset is is an evil scheme...the "true plague" that is infecting our world. The rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. And few books provide practical and sound economic solutions rooted in Catholic tradition. Every Catholic should read this book, especially the hierarchy.

  • 5

    Posted by Fr. O. on May 24th 2023

    The authors demonstrate the superiority of economic democracy, based upon expanded ownership of productive capital, over capitalist elitism and socialist collectivism. Everyone can see the advantages of economic democracy. They locate the principles for THE GREATER RESETù in Natural Law and Catholic Social Teaching, and draw heavily upon Pope John Pauls Thomistic Personalism. Most importantly, they propose workable models for expanding ownership in productive capital property, fully consistent with Natural Law and Catholic Social Teaching.

  • 5
    A refreshing take on solving the worlds problems

    Posted by Jeanna on May 24th 2023

    Msgr. Michel Schooyans wrote in Chapter 2 of, The Gospel Confronting World Disorder, "The reasons habitually given to ;justify; practices aimed at controlling human life are derived from two ideologies, socialist and liberal, which have affected the contemporary world the most." Thus it is quite exhilarating to read a fresh perspective that is not based in ideologies but the natural law (as explained by Aquainas..."the light of reason is placed by nature [and thus by God] in every man to guide him in his acts"). We are living in a disordered world much in need of a careful reform that is rooted in justice and that there are just alternatives to those proposed to us by the globalists is a cause for much rejoicing among the common man.

  • 5
    The Greater Reset: Reclaiming Personal Sovereignty Under Natural Law

    Posted by ROWLAND B. on Mar 23rd 2023

    This visionary work counters the socialist proposals of the World Economic Forum in a way that economically empowers each person, rather than the state or only a rich elite. The book points out that the social encyclicals support the argument that private property is an essential right of the person as opposed to "you will own nothing and be happy." It goes further to explain how this right can be realized for every person, including the poorest of the poor. The authors outline a just free market program for reforming the money and tax systems to finance sustainable and widely shared economic growth. While respecting the property rights of existing owners, it would open equal access of every citizen, from birth to death, to the means of acquiring ownership shares in new productive capital. The audio book version was a good way to be introduced to these new ideas and was a pleasure to listen to.

  • 5
    Good stuff

    Posted by CONRAD D. on Mar 21st 2023

    Good stuff

  • 4

    Posted by PATRICK S. on Dec 20th 2022