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Karl Marx, Chapter 10 apital is dead labor which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor. Sources: BBC, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Accumulation Profit that is reinvested into the system Labor-Power The potential of a person’s labor to produce value Capital Surplus value that becomes profit Key Peasants became industrial workers—a group with poor treatment and low wages in common. Creation of Working Class Growing industry in urban areas attracted poor peasants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Industrial Revolution Rulers like Elizabeth I passed harsh laws to punish peasants who had become vagrants. Unjust Punishment For centuries, peasants in England were forced off their land into poverty. Displaced Peasants Context A German philosopher and activist of the 19th century, Marx made his mark on political and economic history. He is famous for his treatise on capitalism and The Communist Manifesto, which he coauthored with Friedrich Engels, a fellow German philosopher. Both texts have influenced modern politics and economics. KARL MARX1818–83 Author Commodities are things that have value because people can use and sell them. The Commodity Workers provide labor to capitalists in exchange for barely livable wages. The Worker Capitalists extort labor from workers to generate profits. The Capitalist Capital traces the development of the capitalist system. Writing in the 19th century at the height of class division and dismal working conditions in Europe, Marx strives to explain capitalism and highlight exploitation of the working class. The Elements of Capitalism MAIN IDEAS German Original Language 1867 Year Published Karl Marx Author Capital Economics Nonfiction

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