Society, Slavery and Employment

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RWStanding
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Society, Slavery and Employment

Post by RWStanding » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 am

Society, Slavery and Employment
As may have been expected the general public debate about ‘slavery’ and employment in general is facile.
Quite apart from the fact that slavery was a global phenomenon in the entire past and was not invented by Europe or England, which indeed tried to ban slavery.
There are four things to consider, whether of simple employment or ‘slavery’:
1, Society: 2, Individuals: 3, Ownership of the whole person: 4, Ownership of labour and produce.
Ultimately, society-state is in control of how individuals are permitted to act and may indeed be the direct owner of the individual and his labour.
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Where one person is permitted to own another, this has two extremes.
Society may permit all and any treatment and disposal of the life that is owned.
Or it may require a minimal degree of social care during the person’s natural life.
[Slavery?]
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Where one person owns only the labour and produce of another person.
Society may permit all responsibility to end when labour and produce is no longer required.
Or society may require that there be some basis of responsibility continuing through natural life.
[Capitalist system? Wage slave?]
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THE INTERESTING conclusion from the above is that a ‘slave’ having guaranteed care during his life, may therefore be in a better position than the wage slave who may be cast aside into beggary when his labour is no longer required.
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An altruist will say that responsible democracy is better than anarchistic democracy or individualism.

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Re: Society, Slavery and Employment

Post by A_Seagull » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:31 pm

RWStanding wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 am
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THE INTERESTING conclusion from the above is that a ‘slave’ having guaranteed care during his life, may therefore be in a better position than the wage slave who may be cast aside into beggary when his labour is no longer required.
And that is why some people have in the past, and perhaps still do, voluntarily sell themselves into slavery, albeit usually with a time limit or until they have paid off their bond.

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