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The poor deserve to be poor because they are lazy it is quite as simple as that Of course it is true that there are exceptions but there is to every rule However in the case of the poor as a group they are all too often seen as groups deserving of sympathy In fact when a street peddler holds out his hand some people feel too guilty to pass him by without giving him even a little bit of change After all he is so much worse off than they The sociologists Karl Marx looked at life through an economists eyes but he had the heart of a philosopher His ideas about the ordering of society had much to do with economics as well as with morality and much of these may be found in the Marx-Engels reader However to get to the heart of the matter Marxs and Engels Communist Manifesto provides the ultimate position on poverty The reason why there are poor people to Marx is capitalism itself This is true even though capitalism is supposedly part of a grand scheme where eventually communism would reign In the mean time with capitalism business owners live well while workers are much like slaves living a life of alienation Marx and Engel said in The Communist Manifesto The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honored and looked up to with reverent awe It has converted the physician the lawyer the priest the poet the man of science into its paid wage-laborers Anyone can see this idea is as old as time Even today doctors have been reduced to paid wage laborers particularly with the advent of HMOs The profession has been made corrupt by money No longer can physicians practice as they would like as they are tied into this system of beurocracy that is in todays world
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