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leftist_not_liberal Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 07:20 PM
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47. OK again.
"I can choose to sub-contract work to other self-employed individuals who may, in fact, be more successful than myself."

And in doing so, you appropriate part of their labor for yourself while adding no value to the value they brought at all.

This does not mean you are not providing some other labor value personally to the customer you sent the subcontractors to, but it is -steal- appropriation if you mark up the subs' stated price.

We can of course get all bogged down in what 'good' you do with the appropriated money or the convolutions of that money which of course are confusingly intricate relative to the money machinations of the hypothetical WalMart worker you mentioned before. But if it's ugly for the WalMart worker, it's ugly for you.

The core facts of the matter don't change because you live higher on the food chain or because you are a kind-hearted man with the best of intentions.

As my grandaddy, no red, used to say, "It is ALL about the money."

And as this thread has demonstrated, that is a large a looming truth in our lives and our manufactured opinions as anything else ever has been.

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