Who are the bourgeoisie and the proletariat?

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Karl Marx and Friedreich Engels wrote extensively on issues of class. We define “class” as, “a system of power based on wealth, income, and status that creates an unequal distribution of society’s resources” (Guest A-32). Specifically, they saw two classes: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The bourgeoisie is the upper minority who owns companies and property and who…