A quote ascribed to Karl Marx has been popping up a lot lately:
“Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism.”
–” Karl Marx, 1867,
I suppose the reader is intended to see the current economic situation mirrored in the quote and then believe that we are plunging into the trap set for us by communists.
She’s right that it’s been popping up a lot. I found almost 6,000 references to it on Google. None of them, however, were from the text of Das Kapital. The quotation is a fake. Orly doesn’t exercise discrimination between fact and hoax either on her blog or in her lawsuits.