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Millionaire in a Box

Posted by: Stoller on October 17, 1999 at 17:44:30:

In Reply to: Please help me perfect The 'Box Analogy' posted by andy on October 16, 1999 at 12:15:02:

The capitalist in your Box analogy is introduced as 'a millionaire,' an owner of pre-existing capitalist.

As you no doubt have determined by exposure to the votaries of capitalism on this debate board, many people focus instead on the 'self-made man' so conspicuous in capitalist media. Bill Gates, as a representative of capital, has replaced the Rockerfeller Empire in most people's minds.

Your analogy must anticipate that.

Marx's theory of value, I think, is still the perfect description of the problem. Because Gates, after all, is as much a thief as Rockerfeller's heirs ever were.

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