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Alienated labor is not your strong suit

Posted by: Stoller on December 12, 1999 at 17:24:21:

In Reply to: Arrant nonsense! posted by Ed Toner on December 11, 1999 at 21:13:12:

Perhaps the section you SHOULD have clipped was:

Another factor that will promote performing one's quota of unskilled work in socialist society shall be the abolition of alienated labor.

When everyone decides WHAT sort of commodities and services are desired (instead of having the 'profit motive' of a minority decide such matters), many negative qualities regarding (unskilled) work will be effaced. Example: does the majority of people desire owning individual automobiles enough to spend a constituent amount of their own time working in a car factory to make cars available for everyone? If so, the work performed will be tangible goods that society clearly wants.

: Work is it's own reward? Arrant nonsense! Pay is the reward.

Let us consider nonalienated labor for a minute.

Do you wash your clothes? Do you clean your house? Do you mow your lawn? Do you bath your children?

Do you not do these things WITHOUT pay?

Now, please read that section above again.

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