Sunday, November 23, 2014

Okay, The Second Time Is Farce: Some Additional Taglines for the Karl Marx Credit Card

Following up on Thursday's "The Karl Marx Credit Card – When You’re Short of Kapital", a few of these taglines are hilarious.

Some years ago we pointed* out that Marx's use of the famous tragedy/farce line in his "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" was probably swiped, without attribution, from Engels, link below, which brings to mind Proudhon's La propriété, c'est le vol ! (Property is theft!) which Marx said was itself lifted from Brissot de Warville.
(he hated Proudhon)

The early Planet Money contenders:
  • There are Some Things Money Can’t Buy. Especially If You Abolish All Private Property.
  • From each according to their ability, to each according to his need. For everything else, there’s #Marxcard.
  • The Marx Card – Because Credit is the Opiate of the Masses.
  • The Karl Marx MasterCard – When You’re Short of Kapital
And the rest, via NPR:
...MORE and MORE  and MORE

* Climateer Headline of the Day: Tragedy/Farce Edition

Tangentially related:
The Great Marx Debate
"Marx at 193"
Privatizing Marx and Engels (happy belated b-day Karl!)
Karl Marx Dabbles in the Market (and rationalizes his success)
Friedrich Engels: Global Macro With an Emphasis on Commodities
Karl Marx on Market Manias
Marx and Engels Meet The Jetsons