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Friday, April 15, 2016

Exiled Within Capitalism

From what self-imposed personal “exiles” have you had to recover? How did you recover? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 571).

Perhaps the saddest of all “personal exile” experiences is the alienation often felt by employees in their own place of employment.  Capitalism can be almost psychotic in its fixation on complete control–even over the lives and destinies of those who are the very wealth producers.  The management-labor dichotomy inherently in its structure dictates a certain inhumanity and coldness. There are occasional attempts to “soften” the rough edges of this inherent structure, but it is well demonstrated in human affairs that absolute power is absolutely corrupting and is never to be trusted.  Unless and until true, enforceable rights of employees are interwoven into the business structure, there will remain a certain tragic sadness in the heart of American business often taxing even to the psyche of compassionate management.  

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