Concerning Liberality and Meanness . By: Morgan F. , Savannah A. , Cody S. , Kevin S. , and Kamin M. What Does Machiavelli Mean By “LIBERALITY”? .
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By: Morgan F., Savannah A., Cody S., Kevin S., and Kamin M.
Machiavelli uses liberality in a way as if to compare it to generosity. He talks about how you have to tax the people to get money to be generous with the people. The people wont like you for it but you need the money to be a generous. If you pull back from taxing then you wont have any money to give to the people because you don’t want to give away any of your own wealth, so the people wont like you that way either. So you have to tax the people to be generous.
Meanness is pretty much the exact opposite of liberality. Greedy, ungenerous, and selfish.
You may appear weak because it shows a lack of resolution towards the punishment of criminals and losing control of your country.
No, It will keep the enemies, or the people in fear of disturbing society and this shall keep order.
Losing money and ill-advised ideas. Meaning that he would have destroyed his government and country.
The money of those that are conquested because it doesn’t damage your reputation because it is not YOUR subjects money.
Our group agrees because you do need to appear generous but you also need to appear mean when you have to be. There needs to be a good balance, but if you had to choose it is better to be feared then loved.