Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx

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Karl Marx discusses the labor of a worker in different modes of production; the refers to how a society survives and enhances it social and economical being. Such modes of production include capitalism and communism, the two modes most discussed in the following writings. In The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts Marx specifically, details how a worker is a commodity of the products in a capitalist society. In conjunction with the idea of labor, he also brings up how the middle-class man is the product of development in aforementioned modes in the Communist Manifesto. This summary will acknowledge how the worker is tied to labor within the manuscripts and then move to the manifesto to help highlight the concept of labor and the similarities and differences between texts. Marx explains that: “The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes a cheaper commodity.” In essence, the worker loses value the more labor he uses to go into another’s product. The bourgeois (working class) man’s value is placed in the exchange value of a product. This value has been declared by the owner or employer of the worker. The labor of a worker is valued on …show more content…

In fact, Marx offers that the Bourgeois men are actually products themselves. He says: “We see therefore the modern bourgeois is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the modes of production and exchange.” He later brings up examples of workers who feel value from their work, like preachers. Preachers exchange the good word to a community of believers, without being the man in charge. The preacher is still a laborer who works for others, the community and his God. This position is an example of the working class men being a product or tool for their

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