Alienation: In Marx, the state of being dominated by one’s own vital, creative capabilities, as a consequence of forms of social organizationin which reified powers like money rule over human needs.

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.