How his predictions about capitalism did not actually come true: maybe there were gaps in how he thought bout economy, red flag. Not everyone could be put into the two categories of people that marx created (bourgeoisie and proletariat: said there"s more complexity than that ex. White collar worker or manager, nurse, people who stay at home full time: more than just a worker, less than bourgeoisie. Would"ve been critical of theories that put too much emphasis on the kind of structures that impact peoples lives- structure determinism. Structural determinism concerns the view that there are structural elements or factors that deterministically affect outcomes, events, or processes. Dictate how we behave at all times. If only looking at micro, it will look like structural determinism. Symbolic interactionism is micro: look at how people interact with each other and the world, micro sociology, society is created, recreated, and modified continuously by human activity. Wanted to pay attention to the individual level.