Life at № 42
That paragraph from Marx’s Wage Labour & Capital distills the entire concept of Festinger’s Social Comparison Theory. It’s the backbone of the psychological manipulation that occurs/occurred in communist and fascist regimes alike. It’s also what Trump and the Brexiteers exploit when they frame society in terms of “us”, the virtuous victims vs. “them”, the alleged elites.
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