Alienation In Estranged Labor, By Marx And Engels

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Marx uses these points to explain how free market capitalism causes this estranged labor. He says that this type of economical and political system causes people to be alienated from “the product…from species-being…from other human beings…in productivity work” (Wolf 2003). He uses this theory to show us the effects that a capitalist society could have on all aspects of a human, his physical ability, his mental capacity, his social life and the obvious economic life. Marx adds to this bashes capitalism and says that unrestricted capitalism would lead to monopolies, only a certain few being at the top, being wealthy; while the many poor become poorer as they watch their businesses ruin. Additionally it shows that capitalism continually pushes …show more content…
In that Marx has proposed that a system of communism would be best because it brings about the “reintegration or return of man to himself, the transcendence of human self-estrangement” (Marx and Engels 1988) and terminate alienation. He thinks that capitalism is good in that it helps start a social revolution in which will eventually become communism when the proletariats rebel. Communism will bring an end to any form of alienation because in communism the society is classless, non-competitive and everyone in cooperation. He additional says that it would bring about the highest possible happiest possible for humans being because it allows us to completely express our …show more content…
Mostly in part because I work a retail job and don’t get paid the best so I find it easy to apply it to my everyday situation there. When I relate to Marx’s analysis, I think that it is true that the only free time that I have, I do it to performing basic human functions like eating and drinking on my break. Followed by suffering on my human nature, as I cannot choose where I would like to put an item if I have to stock merchandise out. Additionally if an area is a mess I cannot rearrange it to my liking, as everything has to be set to ‘the capitalist’ liking. Marx also makes me think whether an hour of my time, the most valuable possession most humans have is worth my wage. It’s devastating to think like that but it is the truth and Marx analysis enforces and pushes that thought upon you. Marx analysis was very convincing and made me rethink my job situation. Marx also makes in convincing when relating to a factory worker has that is his main focus when writing the idea behind estranged labor. By Marx’s definition all jobs are alienating. He talks about both the alienation of the proletariat and briefly goes into the alienation of the bourgeoisie. He does say though that both are alienated and I believe that in some respect all jobs are alienated. As Marx explains really in depth, there is an alienation of a factory worker, as I explained there is alienation to the retail worker and these aspects can relate

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