Bourgeois and Proletarians

from Karl Marx (Ft. Friedrich Engels) – Communist Manifesto (Chap. 1: "Bourgeois and Proletarians") on Rap Genius

Meaning

“By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labour. By proletariat, the class of modern wage labourers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labour power in order to live.” [Engels, 1888 English edition]

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