- Jun 21, 2013
Marx wasn't too bothered about bun sellers when he made his critique of capitalism tbh. The capitalist class were.You are conflating presence with achievement.
Just because the clerk is present at the bakery does not mean his presence put the bakery on the map. The baker having done it for years, built the business from the ground up is solely responsible for the bakery standing where it is.
Now, I'm not saying there should be no growth potential and ownership for the clerk. That does happen in a Capitalist society. It just depends on the individual and their willingness to sacrifice time and resources for the business. Obviously if you want to be an owner and not a clerk you can always leave a job and start your own, at great risk which is the risk the baker endured.
How is this not fair?
The capitalist class are the owners of wealth,who use that wealth and capital they have to increase itself.
He's talking about the big landlords,banks, industrialits.
But,on your petite bougeois bun selling scenario I'd say....
There's no great risk starting a business,the risk is that you'll end up a worker. Being a worker is the reality for most people anyway.
The communist way
Bakery (building,machinery etc) is not privately owned.
Whoever works there (2, 10,100) has a say in how the business is run, and how the profits are used.