Monday, 30 January 2017

Alienation and Brain Drain and Marx

 (via Mark Johnston) Perhaps if someone is so far removed from the soil and soul of a place that they are able to ignore there own roots and the needs of the poor whilst they jet off to become rich then losing them is not actually a great loss. Scotland lost and continues to lose a lot of supposedly bright young people to London and America through the so called brain drain. I suspect that, on balance, we are better off than the countries they left for as people that lacking in empathy and understanding may not contribute nearly as much to our shared humanity as they do to an artificial economy.

Narayana Sarma Alienated souls.. Soon you'll see more of them hanging around In India, because no other nation wants them any more! Imagine so many of them constantly bickering.

 Narayana Sarma Aparna Krishnan that reminds me- 'Marx's theory of alienation' - where Marx goes into the (psychological) nuances of why one gets alienated from work, from the act of production and eventually from himself- must read for everyone.

Narayana Sarma "The 1844 Economic and Philosophical manuscripts remained unpublished during Marx’s lifetime and did not surface until 1927, some forty-four years after his death. These manuscripts illustrate the young Marx’s transition from philosophy to political economy (what is now called economics). Marx’s emerging interest in the economy is apparent here—an interest that distinguishes him from other followers of Hegel—but his writing in these texts is much more philosophical, abstract, and speculative than his later writing. For example, the concept of species-being, of what it means to be human, is essentially a philosophical question. These manuscripts give us a glimpse into Marx’s intellectual frame of reference and into the philosophical convictions that underlie his later, less explicitly philosophical work."

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