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A photo shows a sign on a pedestrian walkway which reads, “Aggressive geese, keep walking.” Behind the sign, one goose is attacking a pedestrian while another goose stares at the camera. Damaged guard rails surround the aggressive geese but people have to walk through the guard rails to use the pedestrian walkway.
This is a perfect criticism of capitalism because under capitalism, people are often forced to take risks in order to make a living. This can lead to all sorts of dangerous and even deadly situations, as the workers are forced to put their safety at risk in order to earn a wage. Meanwhile, the rich and powerful are able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of the workers’ labor, safe in the knowledge that they will never have to worry about such things.
Unequal protection from harm is fundamental to capitalism and it makes inequality unavoidable. This is clear when you look at the history of capitalism and the development of working conditions in North America, the history of work, work conditions and working class struggles
Work is a fundamental part of human life. It’s how we produce things we need to live. Despite this, however, throughout all recorded human history, work has been a source of misery, exploitation, and oppression.
For thousands of years, human beings were forced to work under conditions that no human being should ever have to work in. It wasn’t just for a short period of time, either. Ancient Egyptians were building the pyramids thousands of years ago, just as people in pre-capitalist societies were forced to do.
The Industrial Revolution in the 19th century fundamentally changed these conditions, but even then, it took massive struggles by workers and countless deaths before capitalists and their governments found it in their interest to make work more humane.
Today, the situation is far from ideal. All over the world, workers are subjected to high levels of stress and in many countries, workplace deaths are common. In the US alone, 4,836 people died from work-related injuries in 2016. In Canada in 2016, 472 people died from work-related injuries.
In addition to the risk of physical harm, workers are also constantly subjected to physical and mental stress. Long work weeks are common and it is not uncommon for workers to be forced to work 12 hour days or longer. This can lead to all sorts of health problems, including mental health problems.
In short, capitalism is a system that is fundamentally unequal and unfair. It puts the interests of the rich and powerful above the interests of everyone else. It is a system that is based on exploitation, oppression, and violence.