Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:32 PM
marmar (70,152 posts)
Karl Marx - don't leave home without him.
Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, some eastern Germans are once again carrying round images of Karl Marx -- if only in their pockets.
The disappearance of communist former East Germany has not deterred them from using credit cards emblazoned with the image of the man who foretold the end of capitalism and the triumph of communism.
More than a third of customers at Sparkasse Bank in Chemnitz opted for the picture of a bronze bust of the bearded 19th-century German-born philosopher, bank spokesman Roger Wirtz said. ....................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/06/15/karl-marx-credit-cards-prove-a-hit-in-eastern-germany/
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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:03 AM
freshwest (53,661 posts)
4. I'm thinking one of those 'money is just an illusion' characters on a credit card...
That'll show 'em!
Although I wouldn't mind a picture of Thomas Paine, one my all time favorite people in the world. Or Thoreau. Uh.