Capitalism And Social Class

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Having a social class separates the human race as a whole. By having everyone work and earn equally it decreases the amount of greed, competition and takes away the class system. But Capitalism creates the social class, competition of wealth, greed and selfishness in people. People who tend to be greedy and selfish goes to great lengths to have with the other person wants which creates problems between. Capitalism creates this greed and selfishness within people. The whole ideology of capitalism is to create a competition where people will have to work harder than each other to go up on the social ladder. This is too broad of an idea because some people will be competing against each other only for betrayal and selfishness to occur because …show more content…
It can be traced back to early forms of merchant capitalism practiced in the Western Europe back in the middle ages. It started to develop modernly during the Early Modern period in the North-Western Europe. Capitalist believe that when people compete against each other they are to achieve great things and establish a sense of entitlement of what they worked hard for. But is most cases, people tend to forget that they are doing for those reasons and would only want to make themselves significant to others. While there is capitalists, there is also communist. They believed that the world should be equal, wealth should be distributed equally, and to work as a community. By having everyone work together will decrease the selfishness and greed because everything would …show more content…
In their first chapter they talk about the issue with the social class in the past. They said “In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.” (Marx and Engels, pg. 9) This shows that in parts of the world, there was always a social class in which the lower class was the workers and the higher class was kings and such. In chapter 2 of their book they talk about the bourgeoisie, the proletariat and the communist. The bourgeoisie was the class of modern capitalist while the proletariat was the class of modern wage laborers. The Communist was the more advanced working class. Marx was a communist in which he felt like the communist solution to ending capitalism was to overthrow the higher class and make it so that it is a proletariat class. In the book it says “The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power

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