In the end revolution was the inevitable result by the endless exploitation of the workers by the capitalists. Karl Marks was talking about his time in age, but we are starting to see some of these ideas come to light in our own era. An example is “Occupy Wall Street” which is a protest against social and economic inequality. This protest highlights the high unemployment, greed, corruption, and the undue influence of corporations that mainly deal with financial services, and their ties with the government. The wor... ... middle of paper ... ...s time, and his works were used in the building of Communist countries, his visions of needing a balance of Socialism and Capitalism with the removal of religion from government were brilliant.
The owners, who incessantly “resolve personal worth into exchange value,” (p. 828) attempt to derive new forms of production to minimize the “callous ‘cash payment’” owed to their workers in order to maximize the surplus of production. This ultimately leads to a great disassociation between the laborers and their product. In Alienated Labor, Marx describes the worker as “poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and extent,” (p. 791). Since the bourgeoisie undoubtedly wish to maximize the wealth produced by the laborer, their actions inevitably lead to the marginalization of the working class. Searching for cheaper, more effective means of production, the non-workers track down raw material from remote zones, invent new technologies for production, and generally separate workers from their own creations.
Consequently, it continues to exist, and people become suppressed into a never ending circle of unhappiness and disproportion of wealth. Heather Clark explains this dilemma affirming “The worker becomes poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increase in power and extent” (p.387). The worker is enthralled into a state of ‘alienation’, turning his effort and production into the wealth of those who simply exploit them. Accordingly, those who have money, the ‘bourgeoisie’ create capitals, and grow their power in order to continue dictating the lives of the common worker, who come to inherit the consequences of overproduction. Marx similarly sustains this notion affirming “Hence, the cost of production of a workman is restricted, almost entirely, to the means of subsistence that he requires for his maintenance…the price of a commodity, and therefore also of labour, is equal to its cost of production...as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases” (p.227).
Marx asserts tha... ... middle of paper ... ...ay in power and in order to expand and exploit the market. They left the opposing class, the proletariats, with nothing but poor living conditions and unlivable(unmanageable) wages. It was evident that they had created their own monster and they would not be able to stop. They divisions in the society they created made it apparent that the bourgeois were unfit to have control over this society. They were on a downward spiral and only going faster, they were their “own gravediggers.” They had become too reliant on the proletariats and preoccupied with with its market and accumulation of money.
This documentary “Masters of Money” mainly emphasizes on Karl Marx’s theory which was on capitalism. He stated that capitalism would lead to a global economic crisis. He believed that the society was divided into two classes: the owner class and the worker class. The owner class , in order to ensure that higher levels of profit is made , exploits the worker class since an industrial reserve army of unemployed is present. However, the business gets itself into trouble because the workers who are paid badly are unable to spend on the consumer products which gradually force the business to cease trade and thus causing a crisis.
He describes how capitalism, a necessary stepping-stone, is a system that creates large disparities between two classes: the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. The division of labor during the industrial revolution produces various forms of alienation for the workers of the proletariat. The result of this estrangement is the deviation of man from his human essence, or in other words species being.
They understood that lowering their prices by lowering wages was the best way to compete with each other. They also began to incorporate the idea of monopolies, which put all new or small business owners out of work and made entrepreneurship very difficult. Overall, Smith could not have foreseen the many effects that occurred after The Wealth of Nations was published. He mainly focused on how the manufacturers of factories would “ destined to supply the great wants of the great body of the people.” The good of his work really does outweigh the harmful effects of the revolution. Works Cited Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
This society has established new classes, new oppression and new forms of class struggles among the proletarians. This in turn has split the society into two ranks of social struggles the bourgeoisie and the proletarians. “It is high time that communists should openly punish their arms Capitalism was the sole element involved in the make of the bourgeoisie society. This was a profit driven system that was binding to expand. This was manifested by the global market of labour, evidently expanding by new means of technology.
Due to this disparity among classes, workers experience alienation from the world, as all the products of their labor directly benefit the wealthy capitalists. According to Marx, workers are alienated from the product of their work, the labor process, their human identity and, ultimately, the human race, under this system. Marx’s early ideas about the estrangement of labor reveal his contempt for the capitalist system. By working merely to survive, man is alienated from the object he produces, the process of production, himself and his fellow man. The first form of alienation that Marx distinguishes is the estrangement of workers from the product of their labor.
Also, they could raise questions about meaning, truth, and value. Through 'faith and reason' the proletarians will be able to overthrow the empowerment of the bourgeoisies.1 Marx expressed many views about the over empowerment of the bourgeoisies in The Communists Manifesto. Marx believed that the working class was not getting paid what they deserved for the quality of work that they were producing. Marx thought that the all workers should be paid the same rather than by social position. For instance, Marx thought that a mineworker should be paid as much as a doctor.