On The Price Of Increasing Your Capital

Consider getting drunk and going to the movies this weekend. From 1844’s Human Requirements and Division of Labour Under the Rule of Private Property, Karl Marx says:

The less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save – the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour – your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life – the greater is the store of your estranged being.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    this is interesting in a couple of ways
    first was the quotation from the Bible
    i.e. “the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust (sic) will devour”
    dust should read rust

    second was his suggestion that because of cultural disconnection
    “the greater is the store of your estranged being”
    kinda archaic language to say
    drop out for a better life

  • http://www.zoboprepublic.wordpress.com/ zobop republic

    This is a Marxist trick to make us all poor. Do you think most Marxist have taken a vow of poverty? I don’t think so!

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