Friday, September 14, 2012

Marx on the schoolmaster as a productive worker

 Capitalist production is not merely the production of commodities, it is,
by its very essence, the production of surplus- value. . . . If we may take
an example from outside the sphere of material production, a schoolmaster
is a productive worker when, in addition to belabouring the heads
of his pupils, he works himself into the ground to enrich the owner of the
school. That the latter has laid out his capital in a teaching factory, instead
of a sausage factory, makes no difference to the relation.
—Karl Marx, Capital

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