In 250+ words, respond to ONE of the following prompts.
Share your understanding of the “marketing character.” Do you agree that our society values “exchange value” over “use value”? Is the need to “sell ourselves” an inevitable aspect of being human, or are we pressured by our society to define ourselves based on what we can bring to “the market”? In what ways do you see the importance of “being sellable” affecting our sense of identity or our relationships with others?
Share your critique of Marx’s ideas about class exploitation. Where do you agree and where do you disagree? Is it fair to talk about class solely in terms of haves versus have nots, capitalists versus everyone else? Who qualifies as being part of the “haves”?
Note: for either prompt, you do not need to answer all of the questions. They are there as possible directions to take.