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Millennials have it bad. In 2017, they faced the problems of underemployment, unaffordable housing and economists who wrote crap columns telling them that it was 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 21st 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, a 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 sandwiches. Brunchers of the world must unite! They have nothing to lose but a life lived for the wealth of a few. Both for themselves and their comrades in the Global South, they have a world to win.

©2017 Helen Razer (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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No brainwashing going on here

I purchased this book to gain some insight on Marxism/Communism, but it felt more like a 5 hour and 48 minute whine session about Clinton, Bernie, and Trump. I wanted specific examples of how the economy would work in this type of system, but instead was just preached to about how profit is bad. Business owners are evil. Well, then what are the alternatives? There’s hardly any real substance here. Very disappointed. I have like 100 audiobooks and I’ve never had to use any of my returns until now :(

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  • PMM1
  • 08-14-18

Our current state is no accident

A great listen as everyday it is possible to hear capitalist propaganda spewing from our media outlets. This listen provides an enema for your ears, as it flushes away the constant drone of " if your poor it's your fault" and " work hard and succeed". Explained with humour and read clearly.

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  • G. Morgan
  • 06-09-18

This is great.

A really fun enlightening listen, a great look at the problems with capitalism and some of the alternatives. Hopefully a way of helping articulate feelings you’ve had and identifying the real problems instead of scapegoats. Highly recommend.

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  • Cedric Hodges
  • 06-28-18

Worth a go for something different

Very punchy and offers some refreshing perspectives. Not very technical. Helen should not narrate but you can get past that after a while.

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