: : Nope. Regardless of other various quotes Marx was, at heart, a economic determinist.
: What Marx wanted to see was an end to economic man, which is socialism, people freed from production to ehert their will and individuality.
Economics is about choice. Even plants and non-organic compounds exhibit economic tendancies as studied by Gary Becker. Contrary to your claims true socialism requires unlimited production: no economics means not having to choose, and only in a world with infinite resources can we truly not have to make choices. (poorly put on my part but I'm too tired to change it). The only alternative is . . . well, see my post "Official: Deathy is a [guess]".
: : And each of us in the same manner defines what we conceive of as freedom.
In which case freedom from 'the wage relation' and 'capitalism' are nothing more than your opinions and value judgements, which, if you had the chance, you would shove down my throat.