[Marxism] [UCE] How Trump is targeting labor

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Sep 4 06:04:50 MDT 2017

(As is the case in other areas such as the environment and immigration, 
Trump is having a massive and malevolent impact through executive orders 
rather than legislation. Below are articles about how overtime pay 
protection for low-wage workers and regulations that ensure that truck 
drivers get sufficient sleep are being rolled back. This all goes back 
to chapter 10 of V. 1 of Marx's Capital. "The capitalistic mode of 
production (essentially the production of surplus-value, the absorption 
of surplus-labour), produces thus, with the extension of the 
working-day, not only the deterioration of human labour-power by robbing 
it of its normal, moral and physical, conditions of development and 
function. It produces also the premature exhaustion and death of this 
labour-power itself. It extends the labourer’s time of production during 
a given period by shortening his actual life-time.")



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