From today's Seattle Post Intelligencer comes this screed, straight from Karl Marx's decomposing brain. I doubt that commentary will be needed on this one.
The source of corporate corruption is not greed, dishonesty, fraud or plain highway robbery. The source is the capitalist system.
The system itself is based upon exploitation of workers for the sake of profit. It steals a share of what labor produces and pockets it as profit. If there is any other explanation for the source of profit, it is yet to be discovered.
Just ask yourself, where would profit come from without labor? It's obvious there would be no production, no market, no money and no profit. The system would cease to function. Yet, under the profit system the critical role of labor in the system is disrespected.
The evil is the system. It takes part of labor's production in the form of profit without compensation. This thievery amounts to two or more hours of uncompensated labor. There is no other source of profit.
Why should capitalists be reluctant to engage in fraud, deception and manifold ways of stealing for more profit at the expense of workers, shareholders, pensioners and the public? After all, they are acting strictly under the rules of the system.
Pardon me while I wash my hands; I feel soiled.
posted on July 19, 2002 04:50 PM