Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
Das Kapital (book)
Why he is important ?
He was a philosopher, author, social theorist and economic famous for his theories about capitalism and communism. Marx, in conjunction with Friedrich Engels, published The Communist Manifesto in 1848
Das Kapital was a critique of capitalism. By far the more academic work, it lays forth Marx's theories on commodities, labor markets, the division of labor and a basic understanding of the rate of return to owners of capital.
From Marx comes the idea that capitalist profits are possible because value is "stolen" from the workers and transferred to the employers. He was, without question, one of the most important and revolutionary thinkers of his time.
The Capatalist society ll eventually be replaced by a Socialist one