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The Elves and The Shoemaker (Well Loved Tales)

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Published 1965 by Ladybird
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David
Feb 05, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
While significantly shorter than Das Kapital, as a Marxist critique of the fashion industry in the 21st century, this pamphlet cannot be bettered.

The capitalist business owner, who cannot make a profit due to his failed business model, is forced to rely on the labour of unpaid interns who are required to work in unsuitable conditions at anti-social hours, while wearing only rags. As a result of this exploitation of the workers, the capitalist business owner becomes wealthy while the workers rem
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Karissa Butikofer
This is a story about a shoemaker and his wife. They were very poor and one day he had finally cut his last piece of leather to make shoes in the morning. This would be his last pair of shoes. The next morning he awoke and found a beautiful pair of shoes. He sold them and bought 2 pieces of leather for 2 pairs of shoes. Once again, he cut them and left them overnight. The same pattern happened over and over until one night the shoemaker and his wife decided to stay up and decide who was helping ...more
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Nov 05, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
I loved this book when I was little. My little girl found it on the shelf at her grandmas today and we had it as a bedtime story which we both enjoyed. I remember loving this book and the pictures in it from when I was young :)
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Dec 17, 2013 Thana rated it it was amazing
it was one of my favorite books when i was a little kid. i got the chance to read it to my nephew, and i enjoyed it as much as he did.
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a good story to remind you to complement those who do things for you
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