Capital and Labor

Today's Maurin

“Capital”, says Karl Marx, “is accumulated labor, not for the benefit of the laborers, but for the benefit of the accumulators.”

And Capitalists succeed in accumulating labor by treating labor not as a gift, but as a commodity, buying it as any other commodity at the lowest possible price.

And organized labor plays into the hands of the capitalists or accumulators of labor by treating their own labor not as a gift, but as a commodity, selling it as any other commodity at the highest possible price.