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Karl Marx

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Karl Heinrich Marx
“If I had 26 letters of the alphabet I could rule the world.¹”Those are the words of one of the greatest philosophers. Karl Heinrich Mark, “The Founder, or the Father of Modern communism and Marxism” was born May 1818-July 1883. Karl was born into a wealthy family. (1) He was one of the most infamous philosophers and tacticians in the socioeconomic structure of our times. He was however infamous to many people because of his political, economic and social views. Mr. Marx was also very influential to many significant people and countries worldwide. (2) Even today people use and elaborate on his quotes. His views continue to be debated and applied in today’s society. Karl Marx is dubbed the "father of Communism", and wrote his Communist Manifesto in 1848, with Friedrich Engel's. (3) Economically, he opined that capitalism is very unfair and dehumanizing, in that the laborers or the masses were meant to work for a few rich people who profit by paying very low wages. (2) He however noted the defining features of capitalism as alienation, exploitation and reoccurring, cyclical depressions leading to mass unemployment;(1) on the other hand capitalism is also characterized by "revolutionizing, industrializing urbanization.(3) Marx considered the capitalist class to be one of the most revolutionary in history, because it constantly improved the means of production, more so than any other class in history, and was responsible for the overthrow of feudalism and its transition to capitalism.(4-5)  Capitalism can stimulate considerable growth because the capitalist can, and has an incentive to; reinvest profits in new technologies and capital equipment. Karl Marx believed that throughout history, since the feudal ages, proletariats (working class) have been abused by higher classes, especially bourgeoisie (middle class). In Communism, proletariats are in...