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February 26, 2011

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Joepdx

You know what's also not freedom for us? An economy in which we produce primarily not for need or appreciation, but exchange. I hope this slips into the meme too, that working for (more and more) money is exactly what Koch Bros. want for us - not working for quality of life, for non-monetary things - health and wellness, PLEASURE, curiosity, reverence, and above all love.

The threat unions pose to capitalists is not that they will steal the capitalists' precious jouissance or destroy their economic machinery for extracting it from workers, trees and mountains. The contradictions of capital are enough to do that, and unions better insulate their members from that process than all the piles of money the corporate rich (and their middle-class tools) bury themselves in. No, the bigger threat is that unions point to life beyond the monetized world.

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