[Marxism] The materialist conception of happiness

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 09:58:57 MST 2014


With hundreds of millions of peasants stuck in the countryside doing barely
better than starving, and workers in the cities choking on polluted air and
working 16 hour shifts, sleeping in crowded rooms because of sky-high
rents, I see a materialist basis for frustration, anger, and revolt.

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM, Marv Gandall via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Dog bites man. The latest Pew Survey of Global Attitudes reports that
> people in China and other rapidly developing countries are more satisfied
> with their lot and optimistic about the future than those in the war-torn
> Middle East, and that “satisfaction with material well-being has the
> biggest positive impact on overall happiness”.
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> http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/10/30/people-in-emerging-markets-catch-up-to-advanced-economies-in-life-satisfaction/



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