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Reply #131: Yep. It looks like Marx was right after all. [View All]

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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:10 AM
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131. Yep. It looks like Marx was right after all.

Twenty years after the Cold War, the wealthy have been working double time by their behavior to prove he isn't discredited. Now we have globalized capitalism, predicted by Marx, run by a small, international cartel, also check, a globalized workforce who are constantly being undercut with diminishing wages, check, and an undercutting of public services, check, and the rich squeezing out what little the poor still have through various exploitative practices: like debt, like gambling, etc.

Plus, we have, potentially, international communications among the workers/proletariat.

I'm not exactly a Marxist, but I thought that rumors of Marx's death were exaggerated. We still hadn't seen how capitalism would behave without communism competing against it. The verdict: very badly.



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