Karl Marx Inequalities Under Capitalism

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Karl Marx is the founder of the Marxist movement, an ideology that is directly opposed to capitalism. Marx believed that capitalism is all about economics, people are only interested in maximising profits for their own personal gain and competing against similar businesses. Marx argues that in capitalism, the only goal is money. He states that capitalism is all about economics and that if a capitalist does not only focus on the potential amount of money that he could make, then it is likely that his business will fail. One of the ways capitalists maximise their profits is to keep the wages of their employees low and large outgoings to an absolute minimum. Marx states that due to this aspiration for higher profits, capitalism exploits the working …show more content…
Discussed in the communist manifesto Marx states that “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” The Bourgeoisie are the dominant class in society both politically and economically. As they have ownership and control of the factories and other such mean of production they are the firm and politically dominant class. Most of the political leaders in a capitalist country are drawn from the Bourgeoisie this ensures that they laws are passed that would allow them to remain in power over the proletarians. Marx states that this is a flaw within the capitalist system itself as the bourgeoisie have been able to use their power to not only oppress the proletarians but have been able to spread their impact into areas of politics. This enables them to ensure that they remain firmly in charge and able to continue to oppress the working class for a potentially infinite amount of …show more content…
Capitalists do not need to do and work themselves they use their workers to earn them money by producing their products. As the capitalist owns the factories and other means of production, they know and control the finances of the business, additionally they own all the products that are made by their business even though the products are made by their proletarian workforce. The products that the workers make strengthen the capitalist’s business, the capitalist is further strengthened when the proletarians buy the products from the capitalist’s business. This starts a vicious cycle that always ends up in the capitalist favour as he is strengthened not only by the products that his workers make but also by the proletariats. Karl Marx comments on this alienation are displayed through his manuscripts, Marx states “In the sphere of the political economy the realisation of labour appears as a loss of reality for the worker, objectification as loss of and bondage to the object and appropriation as estrangement and alienation” (Marx, 1959).

In conclusion Marx argues that there are many inequalities within capitalism, which have been explored through the essay. In my opinion I agree with Marx his views on the use of religion as a tool to oppress the masses I have found that it is very much in line with my own personal views. I also find myself sympathising with Marx`s

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