A cheeky introduction to Marxism and socialism for everyone fed up with their capitalist woes.
Millennials have it bad. They face the problems of underemployment, unaffordable housing, and economists who write crap columns telling them it's their fault for taking an Uber to brunch. Today the future's so dark we need night vision goggles, not a few liberal guys shining a torch on a sandwich. Maybe today we could use the light of Karl Marx.
Marx may not have had much to say about brunch in the twenty-first century, but he sure had some powerful thoughts about where the system of capitalism would land us. Over time, it would produce a series of crises, he said, before pushing the wealth so decisively up that the top-heavy system would come crashing down with a push.
Pushy old communist Helen Razer offers an introduction to the thought of Marx for Millennials and anyone else tired of wage stagnation, growing global poverty, and economists writing desperate columns saying everything would work better if only we stopped eating avocado toast.
About the Author
Helen Razer has been broadcasting and writing her way into disagreements of various scales for over two decades in Australia. She is the author of several previous books of humorous non-fiction and has contributed to the Age, the Australian, Crikey, and the Saturday Paper.