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Social Inequality: Karl Marx

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in social sciences, sociology

Since Marx believed that surplus value appropriated from labour is the source of profits , he concluded that the rate of profit would fall even as the economy grew When the rate of profit falls below a certain point , the result would be a recession or depression in which certain sectors of the economy would collapse . (Coser 1977

Perhaps this is the argument behind the theory that the only way for a society to become socially functional would be through social revolution when the mass realized the oppression of class and made [banner_entry_middle]

them self ‘s responsible for fair and equal self preservation . Coser makes a strong argument here , could modern day society in countries like the US Canada , the UK , Japan and EU countries put so much of an investment into technology that the need for labour creates a recession so bad that there would be social dis . There may be clear evidence on a small but national level as can be seen in Hungary , where hundreds of thousands of protestors have gathered in Budapest to protest the political corruption of president Ferenc Gyurcsany , this may in its definition be a protest based on social anger and not a division of political and economic determined class association but it still demonstrates the peoples ability to organize

Another example would be the riots that too place over several weeks in Paris during the summer of 2005 . The actual incident that kicked off the riots were the deaths of two teenagers that were killed trying to evade police but sparked a very intense and violent clash between police and young protestors that were speaking out about their anger over a growing unemployment rate , taxes on lower class and a government that was not providing for its people . This would be an everyday… [banner_entry_footer]

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