Monday, September 14, 2009
Part of the System
Hostile takeovers in the union industry remind us that unions are part of the capitalist system. Admittedly ameliorative for its members, they often function as both lobbyists and supplicants to owners of inherited wealth, built from the sweat of wage slaves. Until wage earners become owners, they and unions will continue to support the system that deprives us all of a decent life. That may be the best some can hope for, but it isn’t much to inspire civic engagement.