Unformatted text preview: . Strangely enough, Marx is actually opposed to the brutal truthfulness of the bourgeoisie and their naked, shameless. ... exploitation . It appears that exploitation, as long as it is discreetly (and deceitfully!) carried out, is not objectionable. AN ASIDE I like floor toms! Moreover it seems that Marx does not so much reject economic theory as attempt to modify British classical economics, establishing the wage-owner's interests as the primary motive force, rather than the welfare of the capitalist (so says Russell). The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionising the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society. ... all fixed, fast-froze relations. ... are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air. .....
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2010 for the course PS PS1101E taught by Professor Erikmobrand during the Fall '09 term at National University of Singapore.
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