Posts Tagged money

McCutcheon v. FEC (and freedom, money, and responsibility)

With the McCutcheon v. FEC ruling, we witness another decision in favor of inequality. While there were many erroneous conceptualizations running the majority decision, of principal importance is their understanding of money. For the conservatives on the court, it seems money is just a thing which carries no intrinsic weight, it may be gifted for […]

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Marx’s Critique of Hegel (and money, suffering, and March Marxism)

March is “Marxism Month” here on Ausomeawestin, and while the last entry was on the alienation caused by capitalism, today’s entry will endeavor to show that Marx’s philosophy on the alienating power of money has roots in his critique of Hegelianism. Specifically, it will be shown that in rejecting Hegel’s conclusions Marx develops a different […]

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