Is it a tragedy? Is it a farce? In the land once called East Germany, in a town once called Karl-Marx-Stadt, a bank called Sparkasse Chemnitz ran an online poll letting customers vote for images to place on their credit cards. And the hands-down winner was Karl Marx, an ironic pick given that … well, you don’t need me to explain why.
In response to this selection, Planet Money has encouraged readers to post a tagline for the card on Twitter, using the hashtag #marxcard. Here are a few of my favorites so far:
There are Some Things Money Can’t Buy. Especially If You Abolish All Private Property.
From each according to their ability, to each according to his need. For everything else, there’s #Marxcard.
The Marx Card – Because Credit is the Opiate of the Masses.
The Karl Marx MasterCard – When You’re Short of Kapital