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 The skyscraper creates undignified ghettos, undignified fast food workers. Those people doing things of value -- teachers, nurses, firefighters -- are materially impoverished, barely scraping by. But it also creates undignified, soul-sucking and vapid office life. Mortgage enslavement and spiritual impoverishment.
Neoliberal capitalism creates Two Cities, both destitute, however differently.
Since I already brought up shitty bosses elsewhere, I will always treasure the look I got in my civil service days when I told the boss, "Hey, this money is good enough for me to cut back to 32-35 hrs. a week so I can get some art done. Can you help?"
I might as well have taken a dump on her carpet, based on the reaction I got.
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