From Mom&Pop To Chain Employees

In 2004, 11% of the US workforce was not working for an employer. If we count family-owned businesses, the figure rises to 20%. That sounds fairly high, and is probably much higher than in other countries; but we should then reflect that in 1940 the figures were 70 to 80%. In other words, over 64 years, 50-60% of the American workforce has lost its independence and now works as “alienated” labour. The only industries in the US that are still dominated by family and small businesses are dry-cleaners and funeral homes. More than half the working population are now an expense item on the income statement, a Human Resource from which the maximum must be extracted for their owners, sorry, employers. If this were happening in the Middle Ages we would be talking about the enserfment of allodialists.

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 09:08 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: THE ENSLAVING MAMMAL, From Free To Unfree Labour

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