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Marxism dryly analyses work as the painful dead-end of the exploitation of man by man. In real life, work is a dense and complex concept. And the sacrosanct clear-cut division between work and capital is fading away. In addition, taylorism is not specific to capitalism but to industrial logic. Furthermore, value depends on how much a good is desired, irrespective of the amount of work that produced it. Last but not least, talent, this ability to seize and take advantage of the Zeitgeist, enhances goods value. Thus, applied scientific socialism did transform the exploitation of man by man into its very reverse.
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