Carrot Fantasia
Marx thought he knew all
about the contradictions of capitalism.
He understood the imperative to modernise
and analysed it’s effects.
He knew about monopolies
and cartels and exchange.
And that
modernisation would lead to
cost cutting
and job losses
and resistance
from those workers affected.
But with self check outs the resistance
has been from customers not workers.
Marx could never have imagined
that it would be self checked “carrots”
that would kick the keystone away
and start the edifice falling.
No, Marx never knew
about “carrots”.


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