Communism . Even during the progressive era the US had a Middle Class - Most Americans are neither rich or poor but live in between with relative comfort . other places in the world had not experienced the same positives from capitalism . The very rich and the very poor .
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- Most Americans are neither rich or poor but live in between with relative comfort
other places in the world had not experienced the same positives from capitalism
Marx believed the value of a product came from the amount of labor put into producing it.
Communists believe the abuses of the upper class are the root cause of poverty and suffering among the lower-class.
In capitalism your class is determined by how much stuff you own, (money, stocks, property, investments)
- The war effort makes life more difficult for the most of the Russian population already desperately poor.
- For decades most Russians have been extremely poor while a few were enormously wealthy
Leading communist Vladimir Lenin, formally exiled from Russia