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    to create a business which exploits workers... that's why capitalists do it. Of course they compensate themselves more than they do their wage slaves. That's the entire point of creating a business in capitalism. When "successful," it results in wealth for the owner(s) at the expense of the workers. It is only due to the class difference (owning vs working) that there is disparity in wealth. And yet without the labor of the workers the business can't succeed. Or do you think only the owning class has the knowledge to successfully manage a business? Many good, well trained managers are working class.

    I have a friend who worked at a liquor store recently. The owner was rather handicapped in intellectual ability, and had inherited her business from her father. She relied on her workers to do everything for her, and her business succeeded despite her ineptitude, since employees quietly ignored her orders and corrected her mistakes when she was absent.

    Newsflash: Many workers can run a business far better than their bosses. Day in and day out, it is the workers who make the world function.

    Its easier to thieve the wealth produced by the working class than to distribute the wealth with more egalitarianism.

    Duh. Reread my comment. It seems you missed my point.

    As Kropotkin wrote in the book, The Conquest of Bread:

    Every machine has had the same history--a long record of sleepless nights and of poverty, of disillusions and of joys, of partial improvements discovered by several generations of nameless workers, who have added to the original invention these little nothings, without which the most fertile idea would remain fruitless. More than that: every new invention is a synthesis, the resultant of innumerable inventions which have preceded it in the vast field of mechanics and industry.

    Science and industry, knowledge and application, discovery and practical realization leading to new discoveries, cunning of brain and of hand, toil of mind and muscle--all work together. Each discovery, each advance, each increase in the sum of human riches, owes its being to the physical and mental travail of the past and the present.

    By what right then can any one whatever appropriate the least morsel of this immense whole and say--This is mine, not yours?

    "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

    by ZhenRen on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 03:07:25 PM PDT

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