This is coming from a place of making a living wage but

‘Capital stealing the value of my labor’ doesn’t feel nearly as important as capital stealing my LIFE.

40 hours of my week + recovery time. My education choices. Where I can live. Whether I own a pet. Capitalism limits all the wonderful things I could do in life.

I know money can acquire some of these things. I just think the phrase ‘capitalism steals the value of your labor’ isn’t communicating well how much capitalism steals from us.


@queeranarchism I feel this so much. For me and my SO, it's stolen so much time from our relationship - we're long-distance for the sole reason that he couldn't find any jobs with good pay and reasonable security in my city. I know a lot of other couples who barely spend any time together even though they're cohabiting thanks to their jobs, and I'm sure that contributes to plenty of breakups and divorces.

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