This is a reply to the chapter that you did for me on Marx.I need a reply of at least 6 sentences to the discussion post below. Please respond directly to the post and use the information that you read in the chapter for Marx to engage the peer. Post from Jane- Marx was an idealist as opposed to a moralist, He thought morality was a tool of the ruling classes as way to exploit the working class. He felt much the same about religion. He believed pure reason did not exist and that moral standards could not exist without the consideration of the economics of ones life. Marx believed through social revolt that the working class, uprising and workers controlling production would even the playing field and eliminate classes. Once achieved he believed that moral principles would not needed since the cause (class distinction) would be removed. Marx offers proof of his core principle with following quote “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual class” (pg191)I’m not saying Marx is wrong in theory only that his idealism was an abject failure in practice. His arguments that class elimination removes conflict and thus the need for moral principles may hold true I’m not sure, on paper it looks nice. Desire and drive fuel innovation. And if I can expect nothing more than the next person has why would I do more. The system collapses in on itself.