- Capitalism and Alternatives -

im gonna jump in here

Posted by: Crimson Tide on April 30, 1999 at 10:07:54:

In Reply to: evolution...not devolution posted by bill on April 29, 1999 at 19:10:56:

: 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.

Thats meaningless, I used to try and believe that myself. Breaking 'free' of working for wage never freed the members of socialist state countries - salt mines still waited to be dug, farms to farmed, factories to produce. All it did was remove the choice people did have,m and replace it with what others thought was good.

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