Comparison Of Capitalism And Karl Marx's Role In History

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Karl Marx plays many important roles in history. He was an opponent of capitalism and an advocate of socialism. He was revolutionary German economist, philosopher, and the founder of the Communist movement. He spent most of his life creating a complex analysis of the capitalist system. His work is still very influential to many historians, art and literature scholars, and sociologist. Marx saw history as the story of class struggles, in which the oppressed fight against their oppressors. According to Marx, as history unfolded, the victory of one class would pave the way for the future freedom of the rest of society.
Karl Marx understood that production is not an individual effort, but a collective one. The division of labor was divided into
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However, it has changed very little in the relations and structures which distinguish capitalism from feudalism and socialism. These are the key features of capitalism addressed by Marx in his theories. For example, workers can earn more money than they did in the last century but so do capitalist. Nowadays the wealth and income gaps between the two classes are higher than ever. The relationship between the workers and their labors, products and capitalists have still not changed from Marx’s time. His theories of alienation and the labor theory of value can still be seen today. Perhaps, the greatest difference between our capitalism and Marx 's has to do with the more direct involvement of the state in the capitalist …show more content…
I think that there has been a gap between classes for centuries. I believe that those who control the wealth, control the world. We aren’t talking millions dollars but BILLIONS. That is insane to think that there is someone with that much money while there are people looking under rocks for food. However, how can you evenly distribute the wealth evenly amongst people? People work hard all their life to either make it on that list (or born in it) or work all their life to just simply live comfortably. This is not something that happened just over night. The wealth started with these people centuries ago. As much as we would like to live in a happy world where there are no economic struggle and extreme gaps between societies, this seems impossible to accomplish. We go through struggles and hardships to get to where we are today. Should we be upset that we will never reach the list or make close to what those people make? I believe that those who do have all the money keep things running smoothly. I can’t imagine what would happen if that amount got into the hands of some people. However, whether 3.6 billion might join together and demand a change is realistically

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