Quote of the Day 9-30-14 (Alexander Berkman)

Posted: September 30, 2014 in Anarchism, Capitalism, Economics, Quotations
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Alexander Berkman“The law says that your employer does not steal anything from you, because it is done with your consent. You have agreed to work for your boss for certain pay, he to have all that you produce. Because you consented to it, the law says that he does not steal anything from you.

“But did you really consent?

“When the highwayman holds his gun to your head, you turn your valuables over to him. You “consent” all right…

“Are you not compelled to work for an employer? Your need compels you, just as the highwayman’s gun,

–Alexander Berkman, What Is Anarchism?

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