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by Hannah Leitheiser

Original Sin

Das Kapital Volume One

Karl Marx

1867

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2018-08-05

In times long gone-by there were two sorts of people; one, the diligent, intelligent, and, above all, frugal elite; the other, lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living...And from this original sin dates the poverty of the great majority that, despite all its labor, has up to now nothing to sell but itself, and the wealth of the few that increases constantly although they have long ceased to work. - Karl Marx, Das Kapital Volume One (1867)