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I was looking at Wes' signature and I am assuming that my presence here with my obvious fascination with revolutionary leftism was a factor in this being added:

"Economics? The study of allocating scarce resources is clearly a fascist bourgeois plot to oppress the common man."

I have a few things to type at the moment:
First of all, I have nothing to say on the definition of economics provided by Slavin.
Second, I'm assuming that "fascist" and "plot" was used here to imply that Marxists have always theorized that the existence of capitalism was inherently reactionary (It is more accurately summarized by various revolutionary leftists that capitalism was revolutionary during 18th century France and capitalism was reactionary during the 1918-19 German Revolution). I do not yet know of a single Marxist who has concluded this. I'm also assuming that "fascist" and "plot" along with the vague populistic phrase of "oppress the common man" could possibly mean that this is more of a snark towards (a stereotype of) left-wing leaning students and hippies of the counterculture movements of the 60s than ideologically convinced revolutionary leftist theorists.
06-02-2014 01:31 PM
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