Monday, September 27, 2010
A little known fact is that the aggregate pursuit of profit by small producers leads to the creation of large scale enterprises that have a unique division of labor, into workers on the one side and owners, managers, and the adjuncts of them on the other. This 'division of labor' eventually works its way through society as a whole, creating a 'working class' and an 'owning' or 'ruling' class. The formation of these classes makes it harder for folks to jump from one class to another, thereby undermining the idea that everyone has an equal chance in life. So amazingly, from seemingly inconsequential actions, i.e. small businessmen trying to make a profit, large scale change happens.