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Exploitation



The notion that workers are exploited makes no sense. In that sense does a company that wants to emploee someone with a rare talent such as a footballer be exploited by the employee?

If so, you cant say all workers are exploited. 

And where does this come from anyway, what basis are workers exploited? Which companies are exploiting and how is this happening?
  1. If a company is making a loss how can it be exploiting a worker? Isn't the employee overcharging if it cost more in wages than its worth?
  2. If a company is breaking even then how can it be exploiting a worker, paying more is unsustainable?
  3. If a company is making normal profits (in relation to risk)  one could argue they are paying fair wages.
  4. If a company is making super-normal profits there may be some arguments they are exploiting workers. 
    But in this final case are the workers being paid the standard industry wages? 
    If a workers profits should be related to wages will they take less in companies that make a loss?
Employees do not and should not have all of the profits of a company. In a general sense, they do not have capital is risk. Their wages do not go down with profit, they have stable income. They often get paid before the products they produce are paid for. So salary needs to be financed by the business employing them.

If there's anyone that exploits workers or is akin to slavery its the tax man. He takes his cut first regardless of the workers needs. At least with work, a worker can normally change jobs if not employer.
But the taxman doesn't give any alternative and treats us as his property to take what he wants. (sorry about the non- gender neutral use of taxman :-))


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