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SOC 402 Karl Marx - Classes

SOC 402 Karl Marx - Classes - from taxation a Income for...

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Karl Marx(1818-1883): Class Conflict and Social Revolution: The Communist Manifesto Looks at transitions between modes of production a. Specifically, looks at feudalism->capitalism transition b. Favored overturning feudalism and agreed with capitalists in doing so, but disagreed what capitalists eventually did, with the business elites essentially taking the roles of aristocracy c. The Manifesto: an overview 1) Aristocracy - kings, princes, lords, etc. - Income comes from skimming the surplus from agricultural lands or
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Unformatted text preview: from taxation a. Income for many peasants is simply what is left over after a noble landowner takes his cut i. Income for most others (but not slaves) is from selling goods or services or holding office ii. Commoners - traders, merchants, craftsmen, peasants, serfs, slaves, clergy, etc. b. Feudalism (and other Modes of Production): Hereditary Classes 2) Lecture 4B Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:09 AM Class Notes Page 1...
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