It's The Economy Stupid!
Marx traced the evolution in the mode of production from slavery, to serfdom, to the wage slaves of mercantilism, to the cooperative work culture. He warned the politicians and educators that human progress depended on movement to the superior economic alternative and not to the political structures that dominated their attention.
Each particular mode of production is the real foundation on which arises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness, and that the mode of production conditions the general process of social, political, and intellectual life,1 the basis of a higher form of society for the full and free development of every individual.2 This power arises from co-operation itself.3
Most educators never studied the alternatives in capitalism, They were too content with their contempt for generic capitalism to study and discover a capitalism that among other attributes was moral!
1. Karl Marx, preface to “A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy,” footnote 35, Capital (New York: Penguin Classics, 1976;written by Marx in 1859), vol. 1, part 1, chapter 1, p. 175.
2. Capital 739
3. Capital 447