This is the best, most enlightening article that I have read on economic theory/society, and the most disturbing.
I have not read anything by Karl Marx. (I prefer his distant relative, Groucho.) I must have heard about him during my education, but my impression of his writing is based mostly upon years of being fed anti-communism propaganda.
This article points out that Herr M. was correct about capitalism. (Once again, Germans got it right.) It, like democracy, contains and fosters the seeds of its own destruction. And, not unlike human destruction of the planet on which we depend for life, capitalism is in the process of destroying what made/makes it attractive.
I enjoyed the good years of capitalism and am observing the demise that this article explains. I am not optimistic about the future for my descendants.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.