Tuesday, June 26, 2018

You might be bourgeoisie

You might be bourgeoisie from Existential Comics
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  1. Wait. I thought bourgeoisie refers to the middle class, not the economic elites?

  2. Literally, "bourgeoisie" means "people of the town". At the beginning of the 19th century, the more-or-less economic class was in the middle, with the landed nobility above and the peasants (agricultural workers) below.

    Marx, however, makes an adjustment to the terminology early in his career. Chapter I of The Communist Manifesto defines the terms bourgeoisie and proletariat as Marx intends them.


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