Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 7, 2012, 8:57 a.m. EST by darrenlobo
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So the theorists whom Marx credits with teaching him class analysis placed in the productive class all who create value through the transformation of resources and voluntary exchange. The “capitalist” (meaning in this context the owner of capital goods who is unconnected to the state) belongs in the industrious class along with workers. Marx didn’t learn this part of the lesson.
Who are the exploiters? All who live off of the industrious class. Besides common crime, there is only one way to do that: state privilege financed by taxation.