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Megan Lawless Com L 114 September 24, 2007 Alienated Labor “Alienated Labor” by Karl Marx is basically a criticism of capitalism. He begins by stating that capitalism inevitably leads to the accumulation of wealth by a few and the separation of society into property owners and workers without property. He says that the current state of the government stems from the fact of private property as opposed to explaining it. By his reasoning, the economy is set up so that the capitalists gain all of the profit and land but have no right to it. Marx says that the only thing that comes from the economy is greed and competition. According to Marx, competition is intrinsically bad. He claims it is unnatural and conceived only to benefit the rich. He claims that there is no true connection between private property and competition, or capital and land ownership. Marx decides to investigate the true relationship between value and devaluation of man
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