Sunday, August 24, 2008

Best Paragraphs Read Today

From the Wall Street Journal:

"A father writes that in getting his kids to do chores, he relies on Karl Marx more than Adam Smith: “Humans need work, and they need to see that their work has a purpose. Come to think of it, you’ll hear that from any of America’s countless business gurus. We’re all Marxists now.” Wait, didn’t Marx have a housekeeper?"

5 comments:

John said...

HA!!!

Nicki said...

Plus, it's cheaper than going with Adam Smith :)

Tina said...

Was it Engels? The Housekeeper, that is.... :)
Just couldn't resist....

dave said...

a 'manifesto' in its own right. too funny!!!

Anonymous said...

It makes sense to me that the dad would privilege Marx. Easier on the wallet that way! I only hope he's got smarter kids who know a thing or two about market economy.