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The bourgeoisie … has been first to show what man’s activity can bring about. It has accomplished wonders far surpassing Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts and Gothic cathedrals … The bourgeoisie … draws all nations … into civilization … It has created enormous cities … and thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life … The bourgeoisie, during its rule of scarce one hundred years, has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together.”

Is that from a Wall Street Journal OpEd? From the Heritage Foundation? From the Cato Institute? From a Chicago boy? From the American Enterprise Institute? From the Competitive Enterprise Institute?

Uh, no. Marx was a lot smarter than people give him credit for.

One Response to “Recognizing the Temple”

  1. Michael says:

    One of the best defenses of the price system I’ve ever read was by Engels in the introduction of “Poverty of Philosophy.” BTW, did you get the response to how’s married life? I might not have hit “submit.”

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