There is immanent in capital
an inclination and constant tendency
to heighten the productiveness of labour
in order to cheapen commodities,
and by such cheapening
to cheapen the labourer himself.
–Karl Marx, from Captial
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He, who before was the money owner, now strides in front as capitalist; the possessor of labour power follows as his labourer. The one with an air of importance, smirking, intent on business; the other, timid and holding back, like one who is bringing his own hide to market and has nothing to expect but–a hiding.
–Karl Marx, from Capital