The Most Popular Subject at University Is Marx?

Karl Marx (1818-1883), the father of communism and socialism, is the most studied economist at universities in the U.S., the so-called “land of the free”, according to information that MarketWatch published on its financial information website, a subsidiary of Dow Jones Consumer Media Group alongside The Wall Street Journal.

According to the article, research into over 10 years worth of university syllabi in the U.S., amounting to over a million documents, revealed that Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” was the most used text in economic science subjects. The second in line was Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations”, and the third was “Economics” by Paul Krugman.


The Piketty Boom: Anti-Class Disparity

It is hard to believe that this is the case in the “land of the free”.

Looking further, however, French economist Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” became a best seller in the U.S., hitting the 500 thousand mark within 6 months.

In summary, the book advances that in capitalism, the rich get richer, and thus the disparity between the rich and poor becomes greater. It is the same idea as Marx’s ideology to take wealth from capital owners who exploit their laborers.


U.S. Politics Are Leaning to the Left

Since the birth of the Obama administration, the U.S. has been ignoring the spirit of self-help. It is beginning to think that wealthy people are bad, and that giving money to the poor is the ultimate good.

President Obama is aiming to substantiate social security through introducing things such as his health coverage, Obamacare. Even in a public speech that he gave as recently as late January, Obama proposed his intention to tax the rich further.

Senator Bernie Sanders, a rival presidential Democratic candidate of Hilary Clinton in the Presidential election due to be held in November of this year, is a self-proclaimed socialist. His ideals include: raising minimum wages, the abolition of class disparity, taxing the financial industry to secure free education in tertiary public universities, and the dismantlement of banks that have grown too big.

This sort of ‘equality through deprivation’ trend is further distancing the U.S. from its role as the world’s policeman.


The U.S. and the Power to Keep China under Check

As U.S. capitalist society becomes weaker due to Marxian influences, communist China has risen through introducing one element of capitalism. The U.S. is even unable to keep China from misbehavior in the South China Sea.

China is publishing false economic growth charts by building useless buildings. Although it is true that they have entered a ‘collapsing course’, it is hard to believe that the one-party dictatorship of the Communist Party of China will fall overnight. It is still possible for the party to satisfy its citizens by appealing to the party’s strong relations with neighboring countries.

In this sense, we absolutely need the U.S. to return to its former post as the world’s policeman. The next U.S. president needs to be someone who can bring back the ‘strong America’ we’ve always loved. We cannot allow Marx’s ghost to drag us down.

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