marx on political economy

[Originally published related to SOC 359 – Sociology of Work]
I’m currently in my Sociology of Work course. Today, we’re looking at Marx’s rant on alienated labor. One particular interesting quote:

The worker becomes poorer the richer is his production, the more it increaes in power and scope. The worker becomes a commodity that is all the cheaper the more commodities he creates. The depreciation of the human world progresses in direct proportion to the increase in value of the world of things. Labour does not only produce commodities; it produces itself and the labourer as a commodity and that to the extent to which produces commodities in general.






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