publication date: Saturday, January 15, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Philosophy

clue: Your need to guess this goo correctly is diametrically opposed to my need to stump you with it, but at least I'm not paying you.

explanation: Marx, whose theories led to socialism and communism, argued that the "interests of capitalists and wage-laborers are diametrically opposed to each other." His primary concern was the exploitation of workers, who were not paid fairly by their capitalist employers. more…

solved by: Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, and Anna Gregoline


Similar Goos

Kelly Slater

How many surfers do you know who turned rodeo clowns? Go »

Aristotle

From Plato to Alexander, few have deduced the physical and metaphysical elements of life as well. Go »

Thales

This ancient Greek is considered the first person to predict an eclipse, ending a war of five years when the eclipse motivated the soldiers to lay down their arms. Go »

Ché Guevara

This Latin American guerilla became the spirit of the revolution. Go »

Sydney Brenner

You'll have this latest round all tied up if you can provide one elegant, simple answer. Go »

Roger Bacon

the otheray ethodicalmay ientistscay Go »