Beyond Wage Slavery – A Return to a Better Economy, Politics And Society

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, wage slavery is defined as the  economic condition where someone is obliged to work so that they can earn enough money to live on and pay for necessities. In effect, all workers in the global economy who have no other option but to work and sell their labour or else face poverty and homelessness, are in fact slaves to the capitalist economy. This links with the ideas of thinkers like Karl Marx and Joseph Proudhon, who elaborated on the comparison between wage labour and slavery, most notably the critique of work and working conditions. Moreover, … Continue reading