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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:32 PM

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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Reply Karl Marx - don't leave home without him. (Original post)
marmar Jun 2012 OP
xchrom Jun 2012 #1
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #2
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2012 #3
freshwest Jun 2012 #4

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

1. Du rec. Nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:15 AM

2. Wait... what?

Karl Marx... on a credit card?

Huh?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:53 AM

3. Oh, my, Uncle Chuck has been commodity fetishized!

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:03 AM

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.


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