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All wealth is reduced to land and cultivation (agriculture) . Land is not yet capital
but is still a particular mode of existence of capital, whose value is claimed to
reside in, and derive from, its natural particularity; but land is none the less a
The significance which production has in relation to the wealthy is revealed in the
significance which it has for the poor. At the top its manifestation is always refined
, concealed, ambiguous, an appearance; at the bottom it is rough, ...
There is a kind of wealth which is inactive, prodigal and devoted to pleasure, the
beneficiary of which behaves as an ephemeral, aimlessly active individual who
regards the slave labour of others, human blood and sweat, as the prey of his ...
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Marx's style is difficult to decipher. In "On the Jewish Question," it was difficult to determine exactly how ironic he was being. I've since learned that when talking about the Jewish Cult he was ... Read full review
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Karl Marx's First, Second, and Third Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts are the highpoint of this book. Written prior to Das Kapital they outline the ideas that are later fully explored in the ... Read full review