From someone going by the moniker of 'universitymom':
"Well said. Another factor in the mass availablility of cultural capital and material goods (all classes having access to golfing, big screen TV's, etc.) is credit. According to the World Values Survey, the largest proportion of Americans, when asked to select their class location, actually believe they are upper middle class. Take away their credit cards and maybe they'll realize their true class location. Who knows? There are many new opiates out there since Marx was writing. Religion still remains one of the most powerful, but credit cards are gaining ground. That is why it is so important to analyze the relationship to the means of production, like you said, rather than including cultural capital. A person's HDTV does not give them any more power or ownership in the work place."
In reply to a recently reposted article on the unofficial Socialist Standard MySpace page.