Das Kapital – 155 years

This year marks 155 years since Das Kapital was first published in 1867. It is one of the major works of the 19th-century economist and philosopher Karl Marx (1818–83). It is essentially a description of how the capitalist system works and how, Marx claims, it will destroy itself and become the foundation of international communism. Marx had already set […]

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People of the Railroad

A feature by Giovanni Mereghetti. Home to nearly 20 million people, the crowded and teeming metropolis of Kolkata, India features expansive slums and shantytowns, with many nestled along the city’s railway tracks.  UIG contributing photographer Giovanni Mereghetti’s evocative images of the Park Circus railway station and the slums that are aligned next to its tracks are […]

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