This week we’ll be looking at Marx’s critique of capitalism. In Sunday’s New York Times, there is a piece about why iPhones are not made in the United States. I think it’s worth considering in light of Marx’s analysis of capitalism–does Apple’s strategy confirm or contradict Marx’s analysis of capitalism’s effects. The New York Times article is here. If you have time and interest, read it over and post your thoughts in the comments, particularly after you’ve read the first part of The Communist Manifesto.
(For those particularly interested in economic issues, this recent article from the Atlantic makes an interesting companion to the New York Times article. However, I think it’s less relevant to our discussion of Marx.)