So, for all of you proponents of "screw workers" theories, the moral of the story is: you can make workers work for next to nothing (or not work), but they will ultimately die (metaphorically speaking). And by 'workers' I mean blue-collar and white-collar ones, a.k.a. middle class. For one thing you proponents of "screw workers" theories are forgetting, is the double role they play in this world: they are not just workers, making things for you and helping you get wealthy, they are, simultaneously, your consumers, buying your stuff, and again helping you get rich.
Slobodan, I think you are being gripped by trace memories. I can't read here anywhere where anyone advocates 'workers' be forced to work for slave-rates (though to be accurate, I always thought slaves worked for feed and lodging alone). From my
perspective on the subject, everyone should be paid what they are worth - that's the difficult calculation, of course - but their worth depends on how much they are needed and, in the sense of workers as employees, includes the possibility/viability of their continued employment by any organization. That's why I advocate the impossible-to-apply, but desirable universal subjection to the self-employed experience: it rapidy teaches one the perspectives of reality: you are usually not
indispesable and there are queues waiting not so patiently behind you for every job or sale you might be fortunate enough to secure. The union boss neither knows nor cares, and if he is enlightened enough to know, he certainly doesn't push it around to his followers.
Trouble is, the entire matter becomes embroiled with 'rights' and politics and reality is forgotten in the resulting conversation between people who are then driven into opposite corners which usually demand total blindness to the other point of view.
Basically, Life's reality is this: nobody owes you a thing. That's the bottom line, the platform from which you have to begin your crawl or march or sprint through life.