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  • Crimeans Line Up on Karl Marx Street for Ruble Lifestyle

    In Simferopol, the capital of the Crimea region annexed by Russia from Ukraine, Vyacheslav Luniov joined a crush of locals scrambling to stow their money into a Sberbank branch on Karl Marx street.

  • Bob Crow, Union Leader Who Shut London’s Tube, Dies at 52

    Bob Crow, whose willingness to call strikes as leader of the U.K.’s Rail, Maritime and Transport Union made him a hated figure for commuters and a hero for its members, has died. He was 52.

  • How Marx Came to Discover the Alienation of Labor: Mary Gabriel

    Joblessness was liberating for Karl Marx in 1844 -- it meant he could go back to school. His classrooms were Paris’ gaslit cafes and wine cellars, and small offices filled with cigar smoke.

  • Manchester Squalor Gave Marx’s Theories Human Form: Mary Gabriel

    In the spring before he and Friedrich Engels left for England, Karl Marx began sketching out ideas for a book they would write together that would get them past the “theoretical twaddle” and illustrate that to have meaning, ideas -- be they religious, political or economic -- must be rooted in the real world.

  • The Parisian Roots of Marx’s Economic Theories: Mary Gabriel

    Throughout history there have been moments when Paris was the center of the creative universe --and 1843 was one of them.

  • The Humble Origins of Marxism’s Founding Document: Mary Gabriel

    The League of the Just had been based in Paris, but by the fall of 1846 police harassment had intensified and most of its strongest members fled France. The organization moved its central committee to London, coalescing around the German communists and English Chartists with whom Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had met the year before.

  • When Marx Met Engels, the Renegade Industrialist: Mary Gabriel

    Friedrich Engels had been traveling from England back home to Germany when he decided to make a slight detour in Paris.

  • Give Karl Marx a Chance to Save the World Economy: George Magnus

    Policy makers struggling to understand the barrage of financial panics, protests and other ills afflicting the world would do well to study the works of a long-dead economist: Karl Marx. The sooner they recognize we’re facing a once-in-a-lifetime crisis of capitalism, the better equipped they will be to manage a way out of it.

  • Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code

    An interview with John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Download this podcast...

  • Will Bangladesh Ever Have a Future?

    To an Indian who grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s, the sights of Dhaka, Bangladesh, seem to belong to a past that Indian metropolises have mostly outgrown: exuberantly battered buses, unpainted buildings, pavement book vendors with faded posters of Rabindranath Tagore and Karl Marx as well as the Rolling Stones, and pitch darkness on the unlit streets and squares where rural migrants congregate in the evenings. The countryside still feels closer here than in Kolkata or Mumbai.

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