Along with a general exposition of how exploitation condemns workers to subhuman labor that is economically ready to be mechanized, my book gives a historical example from the early automobile industry. Charles Andrews Web site for the book From Capitalism to Equality is at http://www.laborrepublic.org Paul Cockshott wrote: > The locus in Marx is Chapter 15, section 2 of Capital, I. > (Machinery and Large-Scale Industry: The Value Transferred by the > Machinery to the Product). Pp. 513-17 in the Fowkes translation, > ending "Hence we nowhere find a more shameless squandering of human > labour-power for despicable purposes than in England, the land of > machinery." > No the point is that they typically only pay about 50% of the labour cost > but 100% of the cost of the means of production. This systematically skews > costs away from labour minimisation.
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