The Role Of Poverty In Manifesto Of The Communist Party By Karl Marx

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In the “Manifesto of the Communist Party” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the intro explains the complicated social ranks in ancient Rome and the Middle Ages. Communism is a common way of organizing a society in which a government should own things. The vision of Karl Marx of the economic and social system is explained through bourgeois and proletarians. Bourgeois is the middle class whereas the proletarians are the lower or working class. The bourgeois class has gained power and put the an end to the feudal and patriarchal relations. The two class relationships between bourgeois and proletarians are defined by the mean of production. In the Manifesto, the means of production and of exchange serves as the start of the bourgeoisie, creating …show more content…
Gans in “the Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All” introduces a concept dealing with poverty. What is poverty? Poverty is being in the state of poor and having lack of resources. There are a few reasons that poverty still exists in America because of overpopulation in communities and lack of money resulting from high rates of unemployment. In the “Promise of Sociology” by Charles Wright Mills his view on unemployment states that “if there is a nation with over 50 million employed and 15 million are not working there is an issue.” This is a concept that can be reinforced by social change over a period of time. There is still a debate whether or not a society can fully escape poverty. Not to mention, nuclear families are disappearing from the norm, more blended families are sprouting in …show more content…
Without poverty, there would not be any distinct social classes. Gans claims that society benefits from the underprivileged. How would society function without poverty? Gans mentions that poverty can be associated with functional analysis that correlates with social functions and social structure. There are thirteen detailed functions of poverty that Herbert J. Gans explains. The first function is that the existence of poverty guarantees that society's “dirty work” will be done. This means that poverty functions to assist the low-wage pool to fulfill this work at low prices. An example of this function is when underprivileged individuals were forced to work in the summer and in return their welfare payments were cut off. Second, the poor will support the increase of advanced knowledge of the medical field and other experiments. Third, poverty creates jobs for a number of occupations and professions that may service the poor. Fourth, the poor prolongs the economic usefulness of day old

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