In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx argues that struggle between and among economic classes is the fundamental factor explaining our lives and the history of society. Um, okay, but what is class, exactly, anyway? And what is different about the rich (the bourgeoisie), the poor workforce (the proletariat), and those in between? What is the solution to ending class struggle? Marx thought the answer was revolution led by the proletariat, and his words inspired massive changes in certain parts of the world. Yet the problem of class struggle has never gone away.
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What defines our individual lives most is our economic class.
Our economic class doesn't primarily define our lives.