France's Hot December - 4

boddhisatva kbevans at
Fri May 31 21:03:03 MDT 1996



	Just because a person works on a piece of capital (meaning an object
made for, but not consumed in, production) does not mean he works for the
cause of capital (a shorthand for capitalism/capitalists).  Your
misunderstanding is really a perfect example of the general misconception
about the role of public-sector workers.

	The question is who owns the capital and who, besides the workers
themselves, benefits from their work.  A public-sector employee works at the
behest of the representative government (in the case I am talking about).
Centralists, after all, want to make ALL workers public-sector workers
through universal government employment.

	You cannot assume away legal ownership.


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