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comm._manifesto_2009 - Why capitalism gives lots of...

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Why capitalism gives lots of promises it can’t meet, thus creating its own gravediggers
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…let’s  start  with the happy, utopian  ending:  Universalism all people are equally respected, and equally able to exercise their creativity in helping to make important decisions about society No one is trapped in their own local culture, religion, or any other “particularistic” way of life; People can communicate and understand each other globally. Now, let’s see how Marx gets there
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First, capitalism creates  a working class by  making work, and  workers, into mere  commodities People will be ripped out of their little worlds in villages with people who are just like themselves, thrown together in workplaces (factories werewhat Marx had in mind) p. 475:  "It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound  man to his “natural superiors” and has left remaining no other nexus  between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash  payment’…it has resolved personal worth into exchange value.” 
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Step one isn’t all bad, though! It has a Silver Lining p. 476b: All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient  and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all  new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All  that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is 
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