Monday, April 09, 2007

British Army confirm Marx

The Guardian newspaper is reporting on a Ministry of Defence possible future world scenario written by Rear Admiral Chris Parry, head of the MoD's Development, Concepts & Doctrine Centre . The assessments as "probability-based, rather than predictive".

Marx's theory of increasing immiseration as interpreted by the report ?
The Middle Class Proletariat:-
The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx.
The globalization of labour markets and reducing levels of national welfare provision and employment could reduce peoples’ attachment to particular states.
The growing gap between themselves and a small number of highly visible super-rich individuals might fuel disillusion with meritocracy, while the growing urban under-classes are likely to pose an increasing threat to social order and stability, as the burden of acquired debt and the failure of pension provision begins to bite.
Faced by these twin challenges, the world’s middle-classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest.

The full report can be read here and it is indeed of great interest and wide in scope .

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