Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wobbly Times number 62
MANAGEMENT AS HIRED WAGE-SLAVE DRIVERS
The capitalist system, "interpellates managers as a particular type of subject, from the empirical individuals who hold managerial positions", more and more as the system grows and commodifies EVERYTHING, including nature. Thus, nature and labour become 'resources'/objects for exploitation. A similar process of interpellation occurs with workers as they become 'team members' in e.g. 'the Stanford family'.
As Marx observed, Capital is primarily a social relation with those holding the most control over collective product of labour, being those with the most political power. This interrelation between wealth and poltical power is common to all class dominated societies. The point is that the collective product of labour is turned into the property of the ruling class of any particular system, including the wage system.