Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Marx as Obfuscator
I'm stressed because I received several excellent job proposals so my mind thinks of everything but. Thinking of Murray's conclusion that American society is stratifying according to IQ, I'm surprised why no one ever thought of that obvious truth. Marx wrote a monumental book on the Capital as the factor in the formation of a class society, yet in my life I always thought that getting capital for a good idea was the less of the problems, that there is plenty of savings looking for profitable investments. No Google nor Facebook billionaires made their wealth from capital investments. Therefore we can think of Karl Marx as an early obfuscator of the vital importance of inborn IQ, in the same order as Diamand and Gould. For Marx, human beings are interchangeable and only the possession of capital defines one's social position. It is the physical infrastructure, the land and the machines, that create wealth. This may have been so in a static latifundist society, but I doubt it. I have seen in Argentina how fast the penniless gauchos judios became the owners of the estancias.