Monday, March 26, 2012

Capitalists and workers

Marcuse’s response, in a letter of August 24, 1960, includes explicit reference to a convergence of “interests” between capitalists and workers in “advanced industrial society.”

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Well I can't say I disagree with these words: the interests of workers and "capitalists" (in quotes because I decided some time ago that everyone in a capitalistic society should be called a capitalist but I also know the other way to use the term) are not really all that much different. The problem is the bankers, the speculators, and the runaway financial mechanism, and all of the persons who do not actually work for a living.

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