Mustafaster wrote:It's not global capitalism you dunce, it's Global Capital.
Vampire wrote:Mustafaster wrote:It's not global capitalism you dunce, it's Global Capital.
I stand corrected. Any thoughts on Marx’s relevance today?
Son of Leeds wrote:Karl Marx: wrong on analysis of price, which he thought was cost of work + materials + profit, silly bugger, which leaves supply and demand out of the question.
Wrong on the inevitability of communist revolution, and the dictatorship of the proletariat leading to a withering of the state.
Seriously underestimated the blocks to worker unity across nations, as though language, history, inherited suspicions and hatreds could evaporate.
Overstated worker alienation. Yes, but some workers took great pride in the prestige of their firms and the quality of the products. Shipbuilders on the Clyde proud of the big ships, Nottinghamshire lace-workers bragging about their dominance of the trade etc.
Wrong that revolution would come in an advanced capitalist state, and not poor ole Russia.
Right on understanding that culture is always related in some way to underlying power relations. That's an accepted assumption, though how it works in practice is always a matter of debate.
Some great lines. 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.' 'A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of Communism.' 'Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains.'
that's Marx done. Nietzche anyone?
Leeds 3 QPR 0, Roofe, Alioski, Phillips. Heckingbottom's reputation revived. You heard it hear first.
Vampire wrote:5 May was the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birthday. Surprised we’ve had nothing from Oaf or Musta re “global capitalism.”
A towering intellectual - yet wrong about so much. And yet strangely doesn’t appear quite as much wrong in the 21st century as the 20th. Is he relevant today? Any thoughts?
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