: We live in an age where through things like mass communications we can come to consensusal positions on issues such as Capitalism without constant reference to what went before so lets just do that.
Agreed. I haven't read Marx and am not about to. I don't need to spout all the economic theories that fly back and forth on these pages in order to know injustic when I see it -- and I can guarantee that the downtrodden workers know it too, even if they've never finished high school and have no idea who Marx is; they know injustice when they experience it. The thing to do, IMHO, is agree on what's wrong and advocate the most humane and just ways to fix it, and I frankly don't give a damn what "ism" the repairs fall under. Now, having said all that, I'll lean back and prepare for the onslaught of text on a screen.