Marxism 101: How do the 1% rule?

10:00am Saturday 19 August

About this session

The 1% and their drive to accumulate profits shape every aspect of the world but how do they get away with it? Even in liberal democracies when the majority vote, the capitalist class seem to dominate society. 

Marx said of elections that, “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”

This session will look at the structures and social relationships under capitalism that ensure the 1% dominate society. It will also challenge the idea that this rule of the rich is natural and unchallengeable.

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