Thinker of the Week: Karl Marx


Full Name: Karl Heinrich Marx

Born: 1818

Died: 1883

Hometown: Trier, Germany

Fave Subjects: Power, Right and Wrong, History, Money, Work

Career Highlights:

  • wrote more than 20 books of philosophy as well as novels, but was also a newspaper journalist
  • created a whole new system of economics and politics
  • helped to establish social science as an area of study

Big Question:

What happens when some people are very rich and other people are very poor?

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