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    people in hierarchy. A person social class in based on births and achievements in life and an individual position within class structure shows social status. Social stratification is a society that ranks people and Marx and Weber both have different ways of how they view social stratification. This essay will look at both Marx view of social stratification which is bourgeoisie and proletariat and Weber view of social stratification which is class, standë/status, and party/power. In addition, Marx and Weber views of social stratification on present day concerns that affect our lives. Despite bearing some minor similarities, the difference between Marx and Weber are pronounced. For Karl Marx, class reflected society and production. Marx looked at how the material production is socially organized. It is characterized by the relations of economic subordination and domination. Marx looked at society and division of labour and finds that two different class that bring differences…

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    Capitalists have to make money. Everything they make, sell, or invest in has to return a profit. One such thing is the worker. The workers or the working class produce goods and services for the capitalist using the means of production. The workers do not own the means of production, which are the resources needed for production of goods and services. Capitalists pay a worker in exchange for his services which the capitalists make money off of. On paper, this might seem like an equally valuable…

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    Private property, when referred to by communists, only refers to private ownership of industry or the means of production; the things you own personally are not private property in this sense. Marx and Lenin would just call them personal belongings. Socialist economic systems seek to end private property by making the means of production collectively owned and democratically operated by the workers; the state protects the workers’ ownership of the means of production. For Marx, the important…

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    capitalist economy will lead towards innovation , appearing to move away from the structural flaws of feudal society, but over time the system will break down causing the a decrease in profit margins for the bourgeoisie, but more importantly the immiseration and exploitation of the proletariat workers through the commoditization of their labour and the commoditization of themselves . Marx proposes that the only way to break free from this cycle is through revolution subsequently creating a…

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    Capitalism And Monopolies

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    Where we can have production in the economy privately owned by companies, goods and services are produced in a free competitive market, and that privately owned companies can buy and sell their property without government interference or it being highly regulated. This is one of the biggest problems with Capitalism because it creates monopolies. Monopolies are companies that have specific control over a product, name brand, or property. Companies that have monopolies do not just owning a…

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    Cost Economic Analysis

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    Significant changes have occurred in the means of production since the time Marx wrote about class and capitalism. A subset of these changes involves the development of the sharing economy, a group of apps and websites which serve as a platform for individuals to contract services directly from one another. This may seem like either an emerging sphere of communist exchange within the capitalist economy, with individuals providing goods to one another without the mediation of the extractive…

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    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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    is based on the history of class struggle. The statement is important for two reasons. Firstly, it illuminates Marx 's theory of base of society, substructure, and superstructure. The superstructure is the ideologies, values, and norms that are that changes in the economic base, the mode of production. It then leads to changes in the superstructure of the political system, religion, art and not the other way around. Secondly, it also points out to Marx 's theory of dialectical, or historical,…

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    Mill did, Marx believed that “the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles” which means that at the basis of all history and social conflict is the struggle between social classes. He believed that nothing that happens has to do with moral will, it is simply inevitable for these things to occur. He felt that everything could be reduced to the socioeconomic system that was in place at that time. The main producer of value during ancient times was slavery. During…

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    approach, Friedrich Engles explains that the capitalist mode of production has a fundamental contradiction and by using examples of social and economic struggles, he further validates his position for the basis of the contradiction. By examining these social and economical examples, Engles attempts to demonstrate that over time, capitalism will fail and socialism is the favorable choice. In his article, Engles points out that capitalism will continue to increase to the point of violence.…

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