- Capitalism and Alternatives -

evolution...not devolution

Posted by: bill on April 29, 1999 at 19:10:56:

In Reply to: just dont carry them posted by Gee on April 29, 1999 at 17:55:03:

: : So what? You would destroy the possibility of a decent life for millions because of a few grifters?

: An ever growing number I would suggest - if what is learned is that doing nothing yields the same result as working then people, most being conservers of energy will wonder why they are working - when not doing so brings the same consequences.

: Also a great way to demoralise those who do, by telling them that one who does nothing has the same right to his produce as him.


It is not much testimony to our culture, the culture of capitalism, that employment of a persons time would be considered "natural" in doing nothing "productive". It was Marx's insights into alienation that showed why this might be the case under this system. Breaking free from the coercive structure of wage-exploitation would help release the potential for natural creativity presumed to lie within every member of the species. Until then - work, for most, will be considered a drag.

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