Notes on the petty bourgeoisie

Some bad class analysis emerging from a gross misreading of the Communist Manifesto.

I spend a lot of time insisting that capitalism must be understood as a binary struggle between workers and the bourgeoisie. And literally every time I do this, someone presents me with the exact same criticism: Chapter III of the Communist Manifesto establishes that there are multiple classes, most notably the petty bourgeoisie — not just two.

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