Okay this is weird.
A link to another endorsement of applying the theories of Karl Marx, Marx’s Revenge: How Class Struggle Is Shaping the World, just showed up on a social media site I frequent -- but this time from Time Magazine's Business Section!
"With the global economy in a protracted crisis, and workers around the world burdened by joblessness, debt and stagnant incomes, Marx’s biting critique of capitalism — that the system is inherently unjust and self-destructive — cannot be so easily dismissed. Marx theorized that the capitalist system would inevitably impoverish the masses as the world’s wealth became concentrated in the hands of a greedy few, causing economic crises and heightened conflict between the rich and working classes. 'Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,' Marx wrote.
... Marx would have predicted ... As the proletariat woke
to their common class interests, they’d overthrow the unjust capitalist
system and replace it with a new, socialist wonderland. Communists
“openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible
overthrow of all existing social conditions,” Marx wrote. “The
proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.” There are signs
that the world’s laborers are increasingly impatient with their feeble
... That leaves open a scary possibility: that Marx not only diagnosed
capitalism’s flaws but also the outcome of those flaws. If policymakers
don’t discover new methods of ensuring fair economic opportunity, the
workers of the world may just unite. Marx may yet have his revenge."