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Karl Marx

It was a great shock for BBC and the Capitalist on seeing the results of the survey of most influential people ever in the history of the world conducted by BBC. Results shown that the people all around the world have named one man ‘KARL MARX’ as the most influential person. The second place was given to Albert Einstein and then Isaac Newton. The surprising thing was BBC has not included the name of Marx in their list of nominations, even then the viewers named him. 117 years after Marx’s death it was accepted by world that Marxism is the truth.

Recently I read a book called ‘Marx Forever’ by Ja.Maadhavaraj (Tamil), which gave a lot of insights in to the life, philosophy and Importance of Marx and his socialist philosophies. Marx was a student when Hegel, a great economist and philosopher died. Before Marx there were countable number of economist and philosopher tried to explain the socioeconomic models. But some were religious and tried to describe things in the name of god. Marx went through all those works and he was comfortable with what Hegel said. He was different from Hegel that Marx chosen Atheism and tried to explain all worries happens as a result of Capitalism. (more…)


Very few films will stand in the minds of people. Might be because of its making or theme it carries. Peraanmai (பேராண்மை) , a Tamil movie released in the year 2009, was a great one, because of Plot it carried and the patriotic message it conveyed to the people. Here i share one such a clip (2.19 min) in the movie which i always show to my students to make them understand the ground reality and the difference between Capitalism and Socialism.

The director of the movie, Jananaathan, he himself a socialist tried and successfully justified the arguments of socialism in the minds of common man. it is true after watching that movie i then searched the books and other sources to understand the great people like Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Joseph stalin, Che guvera etc and books like Das capital, Communist manifesto etc. (more…)

We all know economical development is the foundation for development of Humankind. The never ending mismatch of Demand and supply is the cause for all economic activities around the world.

Earlier when humans were living in forest, their primary requirement was food and shelter. After some time,came a period referred in history as  Stone age. So many great inventions came during that time  like knife made of sharp stones and other invaluable inventions. With those inventions man went for Hunting for food. Over a period of man’s necessities made him to invent more things like Wheel, vehicle,etc. which helped us to move around different places. Then with his inventions he learned to involve agricultural activities and produce commodities. Over a period of time man got specialized in producing certain commodities.Image

Then they started to exchange goods for goods with different groups of people .This system is called “Barter system”. They exchanged rice for wheat, and sugar for salt. Since seasonal factors are involved in production of goods they were in need of some other thing, which holds value until they produce and exchange goods. So there came the role of MONEY. They considered the Money or currency that they holds some value which will be acceptable for exchange of goods later period. Money doesn’t hold any value of its own, the main purpose of money is medium for exchange of goods. (more…)