Karl Marx's failure to correctly predict the evolution of capitalism renders his theory irrelevant. Discuss.

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First, I definitely agree that Marx’s failure to see that capitalism could evolve makes it much less likely that his theory will ever come to fruition.  Marx believed that the contradictions inherent in capitalism would cause it to fail.  He also believed that the proletariat would eventually rise up and throw off the capitalist system.  He regarded these developments as historical inevitabilities.  Now, more than 150 years after The Communist Manifesto , capitalism is very different than it once was.  The changes in capitalism make it much harder to imagine the workers rising up and...

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