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 Being a poorly payed social worker, even to the point of being homeless, I felt I always had better quality of life than friends of mine who became real estate agents, Goldman Sachs bankers, played the rat race.
Knowing you're spending all day going to pointless meetings, writing emails no one really reads, writing bad code that ultimately steals from, hurts and kills people globally - it crushes the white collar's humanity, relationships, dignity. At least the non-sociopathic.
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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