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This article is a bit ironic... :lol:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/19/news/zero-0-euro-bills-bank-notes-germany-karl-marx/index.html

Karl Marx €0 bills are red hot

 

It turns out €0 bills are a hot item right now.

The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honor of Karl Marx, revolutionary, political philosopher and author of "The Communist Manifesto."

 

The city's tourism department is selling the bills for €3 each to mark Marx's 200th birthday on May 5.

Marx was born in Trier in 1818 and went to high school in the city before leaving to study at university.

The first run of 5,000 bills sold out after going on sale on Monday. The city is now printing 20,000 more to meet demand from buyers around the world, including Australia, Brazil and the United States.

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Not everyone is a capitalist. Self-interest by itself is not the defining

characteristic of a capitalist. The person who works as a stocker at

WalMart is a worker not a capitalist. Not only would Marx agree, but

most economists would too. 

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6 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

Not everyone is a capitalist. Self-interest by itself is not the defining

characteristic of a capitalist. The person who works as a stocker at

WalMart is a worker not a capitalist. Not only would Marx agree, but

most economists would too. 

Yeah, capitalism is specifically about commodity production not individualism. The article also says things like Socialism is when the government makes people do things and that Socialism has always failed despite the fact the US is currently allied with Rojava, a Socialist state. 

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Maybe socialism has too many definitions of what it actually is. I always go with

the basic one of the state owning the means of production. That would leave

almost no truly socialist states. 

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Industrial progress, mechanical improvement, all of the great wonders of the modern era have meant little to the wealthy. The rich in ancient Greece would have benefited hardly at all from modern plumbing — running servants replaced running water. Television and radio — the patricians of Rome could enjoy the leading musicians and actors in their home, could have the leading artists as domestic retainers. Ready-to-wear clothing, supermarkets — all these and many other modern developments would have added little to their life. They would have welcomed the improvements in transportation and in medicine, but for the rest, the great achievements of western capitalism have rebounded primarily to the benefit of the ordinary person. These achievements have made available to the masses conveniences and amenities that were previously the exclusive prerogative of the rich and powerful.

Milton Friedman

 

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