Avarice In America

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Avarice In America When the topic of American economics arises, the infamous Robber Barons of the 19th Century often springs to mind. They are often glorified as "Captains of Industry" for their money making strategies and enterprising methods. Those who hold this view probably do not know the evils of the laissez-faire capitalism in which the Robber Barons believed and participated. They wanted an unrestricted system of economics so that they could amass as much …

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…regulated big business because the owners, devoid of decency, could not control themselves. The working class will never be allowed to collapse, however, because the upper class needs them. Still, the upper class continues to oppress the working class in order to elevate itself further until the working class fights back. Thus, as Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto, "The bourgeoisie itself furnishes the proletariat with weapons for fighting the bourgeoisie."