The way society is today is exactly how Marx predicted it would be. If he could see what capitalism has done to our society, I know for a fact that he would be extremely disappointed. The inequality that it has caused amongst the people is actually scary and very unfair. Capitalism is providing the needs of those that I would consider to be the minority, and not the majority, and we need to come up with a way for a more even distribution. The very small numbers that are controlling the masses and making huge profits just isn’t right and is unfair to those slaving to make the money to meet their household needs.
There is an extreme rise of wealth and income inequality and it is exactly what Marx predicted would happen if there wasn’t a change for the better. In the article below (I have provided the link), Lowrey uses a graph to illustrate what we are discussing in class. In 2012 alone, wealth inequality, which isn’t discussed as much as income inequality, had risen significantly and is continuing to rise today, just at a slower pace than income inequality. The article also states that the top 10 percent of earners took over half of the country’s income; how unfair is that?? It’s the “Bourgeoisie” and the “Proletariat” all over again, but to me, more ruthless.