Saturday, May 8, 2010

Moni, Bangladeshi Mother: Poor wages and harassment in the workplace

France Andrews Zeve left a link to Moni, Bangladeshi Mother: Poor wages and harassment in the workplace after I posted "the needle-women of London". France said, "The more things change. . . I met this woman recently and I will never shop the same way again."

As I read The Condition of the Working Class in 1844, I was constantly thinking that the practice of capitalism has not altered fundamentally in a century and a half, and where it has changed, it's changed because of actions by workers. It's true that some capitalists don't feel obliged to take every possible penny. But there are none who don't feel obliged to take the lion's share of the dollars.