Marx Writing Notes

Two quotes from Theories of Surplus Value Vol 1.

‘a writer is a productive laborer not insofar as he produces ideas, but insofar as he enriches the book-seller who publishes his work, or insofar as he is a wage-labourer of a capitalist entrepreneur’

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  • ubumann  On 17/01/2012 at 12:36

    and marx wrote about you too, Professor John Hutnyk :
    “Ein Schulmeister, der andre unterrichtet, ist kein produktiver Arbeiter. Aber ein Schulmeister, der als Lohnarbeiter in einem Institut mit andern engagiert ist, um durch seine Arbeit das Geld des Entrepreneurs der knowledge mongering institution zu verwerten, ist ein produktiver Arbeiter.”
    Karl Marx
    Resultate des unmittelbaren Produktionsprozesses, Produktive und Unproduktive Arbeit


  • ubumann  On 17/01/2012 at 13:10

    i got it : you work like a horse to enrich the school proprietor


    • john hutnyk  On 17/01/2012 at 13:17

      making sausages that won’t fry at the BBQ of neoliberal end times, or something.



  • [...] (quote via John Hutnyk, whose lectures on Capital I am currently attending; for a few more Marx and Engels quotes on music see this article by Mark Lindley - there aren’t that many) [...]



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