[Marx, St. Simon, and Smith enjoy a casual evening gamenight together: The three are gathered in a small, softly lit apartment. Plainly furnished and with a worn in feel it could be any of the three. They are conversing easily around a small board game table and Smith reaches down into a bag at his feet]
Smith: [while rummaging around] Well…since it is my week to provide entertainment, I have brought choices! Three classic games for us to choose from.… Read the rest here
Marx: We are gathered here today to discuss our current economic, political, and social situation.
Smith: Politics? Social situation? I’m only here to talk about economics….
Marx: Well Smith when you improve the lives of citizens, and arrange politics so that it will benefit the people, economics will also improve.
Smith: Marx I’d have to disagree. You must first improve the economy in order to improve the lives of citizens.
Marx: But Smith the history of all societies has always been a struggle between classes: the struggle between the oppressed and the oppressor!… Read the rest here
[Karl Marx sits in the hallway of his dorm room. Claud de Rouvroy, who goes by “Simon”, trips over Marx’s outstretched feet.]
K: [quickly pulls his feet back] Ooh, sorry, man!
S: [getting up] Don’t worry about it… er, what are you doing?
K: I’m locked out of my room… Adam’s MIA. Have you seen him?
S: [dropping his bag and sitting down] Nah, not since Econ this morning. I’m kind of glad, though… it got a little intense today.… Read the rest here
The year is 2012, and St. Simon and Adam Smith appear in the corporate headquarters of a multi-national corporation known for its sleek computers and cell phones. Both are interviewing for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The two men acknowledge each other and sit in a terse silence while waiting to be called in to their interviews. Smith turns on CNN to lessen the tension.
St. Simon: Ha! Look at that. The employees in our China plant are revolting again.… Read the rest here
(St. Simon [St S] from 1817 time-travels back to 1776 and conveniently sits next to Adam Smith [AS] in a bar)
AS: Hello good sir, I am Adam Smith from Scotland. From where do you hail?
St S: Good day to you, I am called Claude Henri de Rouvroy but most commonly Henri de Saint-Simon of France.
AS: It is nice to meet you. Say, what are your thoughts regarding this glorious rise of industry and capitalism in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom?… Read the rest here