Capitalism: Burying Marxism

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Burying Marxism
Marxism is a doctrine with virtually no ideas of relevance for social inquiry, the historical durability of Marxism is entirely due to its role as a mobilising ideology linked to political parties, social movement and states, not the scientific credibility of its arguments. It is time to bury the corpse. Discuss.

Karl Marx is known as one of the founding fathers of sociology. His writing was the starting block for many communist nations such as USSR, Germany (pre Berlin wall), China and other smaller countries such as Vietnam and Cuba being the most notable. Marx dismissed the idea of capitalism so much so that he wanted to abolish it completely. Capitalism is defined as large private companies that own trade and industry within …show more content…

"The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe," he wrote. "It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, and establish connections everywhere." Globalisation is the spread of companies from local markets to international markets to increase influence on a global scale. Marx predicted globalization more than a century before it happened, he believed that companies would push out all over the globe looking for more profits, to sell more products, and to find cheaper employees ( McEwlee 2014 ). According to ( Giddens 2008 ) some of us see globalisation as an accelerating factor to crisis and chaos, while others see it as a vital opportunity to harness globalizing forces in the pursuit of greater equality. It is a move towards global governance and more effective regulatory institutions. Global independence and the rapid pace of change link us together better than ever before. Here Giddens agrees with Marx’s class conflict theory but also shows us the positive sides of globalization and how it can integrate societies and cultures, breaking down boarders for a mixing pot of cultures, and the drive for more efficient companies and advancements in technology. Globalization promotes international relationships. It gives companies the choice of a global workforce and maximises profits allowing companies to push into more countries, employing more people and promoting different cultures. i.e McDonalds & Coca Cola is western culture consumed on a global

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