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Should Labor be Paid or Not? on Feed 44

C4SS Feed 44 presents “Should Labor be Paid or Not?” from the book Markets Not Capitalism, written by Benjamin Tucker, read by Stephanie Murphy and edited by Nick Ford.

“Labor” should be paid! Horrible, isn’t it?

Why, I thought that the fact that it is not paid was the whole grievance.

Unpaid labor has been the chief complaint of all Socialists, and that labor should get its reward has been their chief contention. Suppose I had said to Kropotkine that the real question is whether Communism will permit individuals to exchange their labor or products on their own terms. Would Herr Most have been so shocked? Would he have printed that in black type?

Yet in another form I said precisely that.

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