The Religion of Capital - by Paul Lafargue[Reading report] by Adrien Couret


The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC Paris in 2006/2007.

This reading guide reveals how Paul Lafargue unveils the face of capitalist rhetoric, presenting capitalism as a fatality upon workers, which demands huge sacrifices from them. With much irony and sarcasm, Lafargue combines the social criticism of an inequitable economic model with a harsh stance on its apparently empowering capacities: Capitalism corrupts and disenchants anything it touches, from human relationships to works of art, and even the position of women in society.

Quote article  Adrien Couret, « The Religion of Capital - by Paul Lafargue », 05 december 2007, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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