Chattel vs. Wage slavery for James

Chattel vs. Wage slavery for James - Chattel...

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Ivan Ivanov Debate no.7 Wage Slavery - Wage slavery is a term expressing disapproval of a condition where a person is compelled to work in return for payment of a wage. This condition is brought about by prohibiting free access to subsistence land. It exists when land is monopolized by landlords and where the government imposes a property tax. This forces everyone to enter a money economy, and most people become wage workers. Such a condition is rightfully called "slavery" because a wage worker is forced into it. If the worker refuses, he must either turn to criminal activity, rely on charity, become a scavenger (homeless), or starve. - Wage slavery is the condition where a person must sell his or her labor-power , submitting to the authority of an employer , in order to survive.
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Unformatted text preview: Chattel Slavery-Chattel slavery involves outright ownership of the slave by a master, but there are forms of partial slavery where an individual is tied to the land, or to another person, by legal obligations, as in serfdom or indentured labour. Both-Wage slavery is compared to slavery, specifically to chattel slavery, the institution where one person owns another person as property. This means that even with the abolition of chattel slavery, many individuals do not experience meaningful freedom and that one class of persons methodically acquires wealth that rightfully belongs to another.-Instances of wage slavery that show the most similarity to chattel slavery occur in societies where educational opportunities are limited ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course ECON 412 taught by Professor Jiggly during the Spring '11 term at Jefferson College.

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