The Master evidently wanted the rich Stoic to know, unmistakably, he is offering advice ONLY because the Stoic insisted on knowing Jesus' opinion. The sole italicized word in this Section is here:
...I do this because you have asked for my counsel....
What Jesus proposes could be summed up as logical and equable, ideas that any fair minded selfless person would arrive at given a good education and compassionate upbringing, no?
There's an old axiom that bears on this, kind of humorous and kind of wise: 'It not a sin to be rich, only to die rich'
This Section on giving away riches could be
construed to be talking to us, after all Urantia believers may in fact be the richest people on the planet, in terms of what's truly real and valuable, eh?
Usury, as I understand it, is simply charging interest on borrowed money, something that is today considered a usual business practice, unless it goes over a certain percentage. Do you think Jesus is here suggesting all usury is stooping and unfraternal?
...Do not become so small and grasping that you would stoop to the practice of usury....
The Master teacher encapsulates the whole lesson in this sentence, eh?
...You must first recognize man as your brother, and if you honestly desire to do by him as you would have him do by you, the commonplace dictates of justice, honesty, and fairness will guide you in the just and impartial settlement of every recurring problem of economic rewards and social justice....
How long before the idea that wealth is a trust is a commonly held?
...Civilized man will not always look upon all that he controls as his personal and private possession....
But it is not unheard of, I can think of three billionaires who give away great sums. And there are many philanthropic organizations that distribute grand bestowals from the rich. Isn't all legitimate money/wealth representative of someone's work, an honorable thing that deserves not to be squandered or wasted.
The author of this Paper didn't say if the Stoic followed through, what do you think?
"...I will begin the administration of all my wealth in accordance with your counsel.".