The dirty roots of capitalism

Reading Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, Class 12

The Dirty Roots of Capitalism

Marx’s description of the origins of capitalism is a systematic process of alienation of the worker from the means of production, preventing you from consuming what you produce without the interface of the market.

This is a process that is ever expanding, reaching into new markets and colonies and offshoring. A look at the process of capitalism readying these new areas for exploitation quickly makes it clear that capitalism is not a natural form. At least not natural in the sense that people would choose it if they had other options.

But then force has never been far beneath the surface of any society.

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