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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 03:30 PM

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

*In 2002, the French philosopher Alain Badiou declared at a conference I attended in London that Marx had become the philosopher of the middle class. What did he mean? I believe he meant that educated liberal opinion is today more or less unanimous in its agreement that Marx’s basic thesis — that capitalism is driven by a deeply divisive class struggle in which the ruling-class minority appropriates the surplus labor of the working-class majority as profit — is correct. Even liberal economists such as Nouriel Roubini agree that Marx’s conviction that capitalism has an inbuilt tendency to destroy itself remains as prescient as ever.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/opinion/karl-marx-at-200-influence.html?

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