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The World According To Marx

Duration: 03:11

Marx believed there were laws of motion running through human history and that Capitalism was inherently unstable. The world was divided into bosses and workers and for him they would always be at odds. To make profit, bosses squeeze what they pay their workers. The crisis comes when the workers don’t have enough money to buy what the bosses are trying to sell them. Capitalism would produce bigger and bigger crises and then it would collapse. The force driving us to this final collapse is the same one that built our world in the first place: the power of money.

Available since: Wed 26 Sep 2012

Credits

Presenter
Stephanie Flanders
Researcher
Sarah Ager
Director
Will Yearsley
Producer
Will Yearsley
Series Producer
Michael Tuft
Executive Producer
Dominic Crossley-Holland

This clip is from

Masters of Money Marx

3/3 Stephanie Flanders examines at the revolutionary and influential ideas of Karl Marx.

First broadcast: 01 Oct 2012

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