Another great headline from CNN.com: Karl Marx died poor? Who knew?
Yes, it is shocking that a 19th-century freelance philosopher, political organizer, and pamphleteer died nearly penniless. I always thought that Communist theorists were raking in the dough.
My only explanation for this is that someone at CNN thinks that Communism is a philosophy espoused exclusively by trust fund kids who sit around in Che Guevara t-shirts, critiquing capitalism while spending their oil baron daddies' fortunes on tuition and pot. Thus, it would stand to reason that Marx was really a self-loathing millionaire, rather than a man who could barely feed his family.