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Tech 9 Donating Member (179 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 12:21 AM
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191. You can distinguish between yourself and your work product
but capitalism sees you as nothing but a source of labor (note that labor and work product are not exactly the same thing).

Anyway, you are basically arguing that you are a capitalist and your labor is your "capital". The difference is you don't have a choice -- since you have ONLY your labor with which to provide your sustenance -- and you also are beholden to the capitalists as to what you receive for your labor. In terms of negotiating you have no 'hand'.

I don't disagree with your example, but it has nothing to do with how things are broken down. I do think your example is a touch idealistic -- it is not typically the case that *everyone* can come out ahead on a deal.
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