Both management and labor have been guilty

Historically there have been abuses and extremes both on the side of capitalist entrepreneur/management and also on the part of labor. There is no happy medium. Novels such as Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” show the extremes of abuse on the side of the capitalists. On the other hand, the automotive worker’s union achieved so many gains and yet when the American automotive industry was teetering on the brink of collapse it was pointed out how in America labor and management had always had an adversarial relationship whereas other countries (e.g. Japan) had a more cooperative history. Then too there are examples of worker owned companies that enjoy great productivity and prosperity.


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