View Poll Results: Is Labor a Commodity

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  • Yes, it's a commodity subject to the market of wages offered

    10 33.33%
  • No, it's not a commodity, workers should receive a living wage

    12 40.00%
  • Yes, fill in your own justification

    2 6.67%
  • No, fill in your own justification

    6 20.00%
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Thread: Is Labor a Commodity?

  1. #211
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    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Interesting article from President Woodrow Wilson, 1916:
    LABOR AS A "COMMODITY." - Editorial -

    Also, if you treat labor as a commodity, are you giving validation to Karl Marx's theories?

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    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Not about the rich...about what the rich have done to the bulk of americans and to the country..out of GREED....
    Then, the same argument can be made about how the poor costs the US hundreds of billions in welfare. The rich has it's own faults, yes, but this isn't exactly the thread to talk about that.
    "The misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all" - Joan Robinson
    "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries" - Winston Churchill

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