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leftist_not_liberal Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 06:33 PM
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37. I am calling working for a wage
Edited on Sat Oct-06-07 06:46 PM by leftist_not_liberal
being subject to appropriation.

That is placing it in an economic frame of reference. The commodification of labor is quite real and true. So while I can agree with this "Individuals, themselves, should not be assigned a value as if they were a traded commodity," I don't think you are grasping that I am merely stating a material fact, a right and precise definition of the way things are in the here and now.

If you did argue argue that by doing away with capitalism, 'I' would be preventing you obtaining the 'just' value for your labor, it would be pretty seriously weak (and most especially if you work for wages rather than for yourself where you could be in the position of appropriating from others' labors).

In doing away with capitalism, you would receive the full measure of your labor value, not some lesser portion because the rest of it was appropriated by your capitalist betters. And you of course would lose the "freedom' to rob others.
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