Presentation on theme: "TWO MAIN SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT. Adam Smith Adam Smith Wrote the Wealth of Nations “Liberty guarantees economic progress, therefore government shouldn’t."— Presentation transcript:
Karl Marx (& Friedrich Engels) Wrote Communist Manifesto & Das Capital Said human societies have always been divided into classes bourgeoisie (owners, “haves”) vs. proletariat (workers, “have-nots”
Society as a whole is most important All people should be equal Marx felt capitalism would destroy itself factories take over small businesses (control everything), workers would revolt, & society would eventually become a classless society Final phase is COMMUNISM
Government should be in total control Government would make sure wealth is distributed evenly
Wealth should be distributed evenly No rich & no poor
No private property Everything is shared by the people
Some people are poor People are too greedy Owners mistreat workers to make $
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