Eight Economic Myths of Santa Claus: Elves of the World Unite!

This is one of the most imaginative and insightful Marxian analysis about the story of Santa Claus we’ve ever seen. The author points out how the story reproduces capitalist propaganda about happy labor (elves), the spontaneous generation of wealth and the ahistorical nature of how commodities are generated. After reading this, you’ll have to tell your kid a whole new story! We’re re-posting this two years after we first posted it.

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