Karl Marx

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France’s president Macron is deeply unpopular, and his efforts to placate the national protests through the narrow gauge lens of economics have thus far made things worse. Why? Photograph:  Getty Images

Two huge rivers, the Rhone and the Soane which converge in Lyon, have been ferrying goods, people and ideas into this majestic city for centuries. The(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping spent seven years in Liangjiahe living in primitive conditions. Photograph: Mark R. Cristino/EPA

In the cave in Liangjiahe where the 15-year-old Xi Jinping was sent in 1969 during the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, there is a felt mattress on(...)

Amazon’s decision to up the pay of some of its warehouse employees (to $15 an hour) has  rung alarm bells. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Unlike US president Donald Trump, President Michael D Higgins doesn’t have a Council of Economic Advisers. Given the powers available to the Irish hea(...)

John Connors: “I went home to my mother and said, ‘What’s a knacker?’ And I could just see the dread in her face.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When John Connors was a seriously depressed young man he ended up in an acting class. He had recently admitted that he was suicidal to his brother who(...)

Who do you think you are kidding Monsieur Barnier/We’re preparing to kill each other for a can of Spam.

Given the trouble British industry is facing, I am happy to offer a sure-fire winner to its entrepreneurs. There is bound to be a huge market in T-shi(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The downside of a long dry spell in Dublin, like the one that may or may not end this weekend, is the state to which it gradually reduces the city’s s(...)

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed to his followers an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, history and politics. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, his(...)

Attendees stand for The Internationale during the ceremony to mark German philosopher Karl Marx’s 200th birth anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Karl Marx’s theory “still shines with the brilliant light of truth”, China’s president Xi Jinping told Communist Party faithful in the Great Hall of t(...)

Stefan Konarske as Engels and August Diehl as Marx in 'The Young Karl Marx'

Released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, the new film from Raoul Peck is no mere biopic, but a superhero-style origin sto(...)

A statue of German philosopher, economist, political theorist and sociologist Karl Marx is placed on its plinth in his birthplace of Trier, Germany. Photograph: Harald Tittel/AFP/Getty

His view over Brussels’s magnificent Grand Place from La Maison du Cygne was a vivid architectural representation of what he was trying to write. Hist(...)

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