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A book written by Karl Marx and published in 1867 that deals with the development of capitalism and its problems. It is generally highly admired for its foresight of how capitalism would eventually develop over time.

Note that Capital: A Critique of Political Economy is purely criticizing the status quo, predicting its development and pinpointing its problems, while the Manifesto of the Communist Party (or simply Communist Manifesto) offers possible solutions to these problems.
'Hey, I just read Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx. And I now believe that the only way to create a fair society is by overthrowing the bourgeoisie.'
by Achill_1337 August 3, 2019
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According to Karl Marx' political and economic theory, the bourgeoisie is the leading social class in a society that oppresses the working class, the proletariat, for their own enrichment. The bourgeoisie is primarily characterized by the fact that they own the means of production.

The word is generally used by intellectuals and leftist groups to describe the rich, elitist upper class, usually in a negative way.
'We shall overthrow the bourgeoisie and seize the means of production. Workers of the world unite!'
by Achill_1337 August 3, 2019
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