Your Job Doesn’t Belong To You

I recently read an article on The Wall Street Journal about how some people that live and work around the Mumbai International Airport are afraid to lose their jobs if the airport is bought by private investors. When I read that I thought to myself that these Indian workers could learn a thing or two from the experience of American workers. The average American worker has survived massive layoffs, restructuring, reorganizations, off shoring and off sourcing and now recognized that an employee does not own the position in a company he or she holds; basically you job does not belong to you. Simple Marx theory while show that the only thing an employee owns is his or her labor, which is a commodity. An typical employee does not own the capital, the machinery, the products, and as we now see does not even own their own jobs.

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