[iDC] viewing American class divisions through Facebook
dk at telekommunisten.net
Mon Jun 25 13:28:23 EDT 2007
Guido Sohne wrote:
> I think the dominant structures have moved from a purely class based
> (rights by birth, or by inheritance) system, to one that is a little
> more fluid (based on ability, capital as well as birth/inheritance -
> which accumulate monetary or human capital to augment ability).
Wishful thinking at best.
Class is still based on property, which in most cases is inherited, and
wealth is still concentrating, class mobility is still all but non existent.
Wages are still equal to reproduction costs.
Don't confuse increased reproduction costs as a result of scarcity of
innate or acquired human capital with the capture of the surplus value
of other labourers by way of property ownership.
Lower paid and higher paid workers and _not_ different classes.
Those who derive their income from rent and interest versus those that
derive their income from wages are.
Dmytri Kleiner <dk at telekommunisten.net>
robotnik, epicurean socialist, aspiring crank
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