A bank in the former East Germany asked customers what new option they’d like to see for their credit cards, and a bust of Karl Marx won  out, Reuters reports,  noting, too, that a 2008 survey showed  43% of residents in the former East Germany wanting a return to socialism. Angela Merkel, hardly the socialist, hails from the region.

Here’s some Karl Marx for thought:

Talk about centralisation! The credit system, which has its focus in the so-called national banks and the big money-lenders and usurers surrounding them, constitutes enormous centralisation, and gives to this class of parasites the fabulous power, not only to periodically despoil industrial capitalists, but also to interfere in actual production in a most dangerous manner — and this gang knows nothing about production and has nothing to do with it.