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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 02:45 AM
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29. You have just explained Marx's primary point in Das Capital, more or less.
In a production based economy (industrial age) the Capitalist could not make money from the commodities he sold because he had to pay for all the commodities that made the commodity he was selling. In other words, capitalists would just be circulating materials with no profit. Profit comes through labor because labor is the one commodity that a capitalist can own that he doesn't have to purchase from another capitalist. The commodity of labor is also self-replicating.

So, yes, there is no labor situation, no 'good jobs', that will make the system equitable. There is only higher and lower levels of subjugation. Unfortunately we are at the point where even asking for better wages (through, say, striking) is considered almost unthinkable. What makes this so is that we identify more with our role as consumers than workers. (i.e.: 'gimme my dunkin donuts you lazy bastard! you think you got it bad? what makes you so special! we all got it bad')

The solution, of course, is behind the scope of anything that can be done by or would be advocated by party politics. :)
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