the investment of inanimate objects with transcendent properties beyond their usefulness

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VicNicSor

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Russian
Much of Karl Marx's early writings are primarily concerned with the state of the human soul under capitalism: with the alienation of working not for yourself, but for an employer who appropriates the value of your work; with the fetishism of commodities: the investment of inanimate objects with transcendent properties beyond their usefulness; with the system of lies and delusions by which capitalism understands and justifies itself: with fucking Comcast increasing my bill to $70 a month for no fucking reason.
What's Wrong with Capitalism (Part 1), video by ContraPoints

Do you think the word "investment" was used correctly here?

Thanks.
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    [...]
    Do you think the word "investment" was used correctly here?

    Thanks.
    Yes. From the WR dictionary (under "invest"):
    1. to furnish with power, authority, rank, etc.:The Constitution invests the president with the power of veto.
    2. to furnish or endow with a power, right, etc.;
      vest:Feudalism invested the lords with absolute authority over their vassals.
    3. to endow with a quality or characteristic:to invest a friend with every virtue.
    4. to infuse or belong to, as a quality or characteristic:Goodness invests his every action.
     
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