The Theory Of Class Struggle Essay

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The theory of class struggle is unveiled under the dynamics of competitive capitalism. The working class is continually exploited by the bourgeoisie, through collective overproduction and private appropriation of surplus. The latent exploitation of workers is corroborated as profit (Tucker 209). The anarchy of the markets mandates the bourgeoisie to perfect machinery, and reduce specialized labor power. A consequence of advancing automation will usher forth the crises of overproduction: increased production of goods and not enough buyers, syndicating mean of productions “... in a few hands” (477). Both the capitalist’s crises and competition, creates continual tension within the mode of production: overly simplified workers, an increased demand of family labor, and the deduction of wages. Thus, increasing the polarization among the classes through the expansion of the reserved army. These working conditions (i.e.dependence, degradation, despotism, homogeneity and polarization) will set the stages of class struggle. Marx states class struggle must manifest into three conditions in order to bring forth revolution. The initial condition is the scattered struggle of revolting against the individual capitalist. The workers’ aggression is directed towards instrument of production, failing to realize the conflict arises from the inflicted working condition (480). As capitalism progresses, individual struggle becomes communal. Trade unions, advances the advocacy of worker’s right…

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