Communism And Capitalism In The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx

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The Controversies
(An analysis of Karl Marx’s book about communism and capitalism.)

Who got us working with the communist idea? There are many who wrote about it, but a man named Karl Marx had a strong opinion about it. Karl Marx began studying at the University of Bonn, he had two semesters there. Then he was imprisoned for disturbing the peace, then after he went to the University of Berlin. He received his doctorate from the University of Jena and began working as a journalist. Soon that place was closed and he went on to what his big interest was. He focused a lot on capitalism and economic theory. Marx wrote many manuscript and other writings. Britannica wrote about him and said, “Karl Marx wrote books now considered by Communists all
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Growing up and living under your parents roof is what all children must do, since they cannot provide for themselves. All things they use, wear, and eat are from their parent’s hard work. They are not earning for themselves, they are using their parents. Carol Stacks in a multicultural magazine from Detroit talks about how, “Families are society 's building blocks. Healthy, well-educated families with stable incomes make for healthy societies.” (Carol Stacks) Looking at families and how they are raised, is how the society will be in thirty years, we must teach children young so they can grow up and provide for not just themselves, but for their families. As you learn and grow, you then become part of the society and chose capitalism. Growing out of communism, because looking at evidence you can see it is just not right for most societies. Communism is hard on societies, Marx puts this in harsh terms, “In this sense, the theory of Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” Whenever I hear abolition I think of the cruelty done to the African-Americans, the abolition of private property sounds harsh to me, but that is what communism is. You no longer have what is rightfully yours, you share it with the state. That is why once you become of age you move out into the world of …show more content…
Both sides can work depending in what type of society you throw it into. However, capitalism is a social force and takes many people to operate, one cannot come in and start a capitalist/communist society. In life we Americans have tried both, we start in a communist society as a baby living with our parents as they provide for us and what they give us, they still own but we share. Then as we grow up into our adult lives, we go into the society as a capitalist and start earning stuff for ourselves. We start making money and our private property, is ours. To reiterate how important and just what capitalism is, Monica smith tells us, “Capitalism is an economic system in which capital, or wealth, is put to use in order to create more capital. The system is characterized by private ownership of land and the means of production and distribution, which are used to make a profit with little or no government control.” (Monica Smith) Capitalism is such an important thing in our society today, it is what built us up to what we are today. We work hard to get the stuff we want, it doesn’t just come naturally, then once we have it, we get to say its

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