Crisis Stricken Germans Turn to Marx..
Das Kapital soarThe financial crisis has made interventionists out of the most laissez-faire politicians, but in Germany the affection for state control seems to have attained new heights.
The GuardianDas Kapital reportedly up 300%. As Europe's largest economy feels the pinch, one publisher said, "Marx is in fashion again."
Once the whipping boy for the worst excesses of Communism, the economic theorist is receiving a second look; even the country's finance minister admitted that "certain parts of Marx's theory are really not so bad." His writings on economics are famously abstruse, but his journalism remains accessible; as he wrote to Engels in 1857, "the American crash is a delight to behold and it's far from over."
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