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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 06:23 PM
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35. Involuntary servitude is, of course, very bad...

but by calling it the "appopriation of the value of another's labor" you are immediately placing it into a capitalistic frame of reference. Individuals, themselves, should not be assigned a value as if they were a traded commodity, particularly when such trading is imposed by the government, but if someone wishes to place a value on their products or services then that is an entirely separate issue. The key thing, again, is freedom of choice. I might argue that by doing away with capitalism, you are preventing me from obtaining the just value for my services. Yes, I do support trade unionism.

That said, in a truly free, idyllic society we might be able to choose which system we prefer to operate within.
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