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    paraphrasing of one definition

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to paraphrase in plain English the following definition?

    “The ideal pecuniary man is like the ideal delinquent in his unscrupulous conversion of goods and persons to his own ends, and in a callous disregard for the feelings and wishes of others and of the remoter effects of his actions.
    A radical criminology which appears to deny this will be seen as callous and rightly rejected.“

    I am totally muddled. Will you giuve me a leg up?

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: paraphrasing of one definition

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    “The ideal pecuniary man is like the ideal delinquent in his unscrupulous conversion of goods and persons to his own ends, and in a callous disregard for the feelings and wishes of others and of the remoter effects of his actions.
    A radical criminology which appears to deny this will be seen as callous and rightly rejected.“
    I'm not a teacher, but this is what I understand:

    The typical rich man is like the typical delinquent: they think of things and people as means to their ends. They don't care of other's feelings and they don't mind the consequences of their actions.


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    Re: paraphrasing of one definition

    Hi Kraken,

    Thank you for your explanation.The depicted by you person and "an unscrupulous jobber" are as like as two peas.

    Thank you again for your helpful post.

    Regards

    V.

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