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by Guest Blogger Paul Dean, Feb 17, 2012, at 12:59 pm During half time of the 2012 Super Bowl, a commercial aired that represents a direct attack against unions and serves as an excellent demonstration of the use of ideology to promote false consciousness. The supposed union workers in the ad complain about unions taking such high union dues and state that they did not vote for the union, suggesting that they don’t want the union and that it does not represent their interests. The commercial’s narrator says “only 10% of people in unions today actually voted to join the union” and encourages people to support the Employee Rights Act, a bill that would make it much harder for workers to join unions and easier to de-certify existing ones (click here if the video isn’t embedding correctly):
contents: introduction · life · karl marx as a thinker · karl marx and the class struggle · the communist manifesto · karl marx’s relevance to knowledge and education · further reading · links · how to cite this article Karl Marx never wrote anything directly on education - yet his influence on writers, academics, intellectuals and educators who came after him has been profound. The power of his ideas has changed the way we look at the world. Whether you accept his analysis of society or whether you oppose it, he cannot be ignored. As Karl Popper, a fierce opponent of Marxism, has claimed ‘all modern writers are indebted to Marx, even if they do not know it’.
The Hindu THE AGRARIAN QUESTION IN MARX AND HIS SUCCESSORS — Vol.II: Edited by Utsa Patnaik; Leftword Books, 12, Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi -110001. Rs. 500. Agricultural economics is not a matter of production and technology alone.