Reading this thread is hilarious when compared with how far away it is from the present joke of an economic situation.
Truth is though, those are different people. They wanted that, and that economic system probably wasn't much of a hard sell for those people back then. Everything in that 1940 speech resonates as truth, especially his emphasis on how it's two different worlds.
Americans, Britons, etc, by and large, would get so pissed reading this stuff, because it is so deeply-ingrained now for generations that the dream is to reach what is otherwise known as "fuck you money" (an amount of money where you have enough money to say fuck you to anyone).
Reminds me of that youtube clip of John McCain responding to some interviewer asking something along the lines of "what is rich?"
McCain said "5 Meyyon!" with his snarky laugh.