Been reading up on Marx recently. Thinking about his ideas can be applied to the modern capitalist systems. Had a few problems.
Karl Marx, or Charlie as I’d like to call him, is one of the ideological cornerstones of the disciplines of Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Economy, and other social sciences and humanities.
Many draw their inspiration from him and entire world regimes have been influenced by his ideas.
His ideas of the working class, his ideas of economy, his ideas of how workers like you and I are exploited, his ideas on equality and his ideas on how the rich and powerful are making use of the poor and despondent.
These ideas, however, seem to be a product of the past- at a time of the beginning of industry and the Industrial Revolution. Where and why then, would Marx still have a place in scholarly discourse of today?