The Worker Elite: Notes on the “Labor Aristocracy”

The Worker Elite Notes on the Labor Aristocracy Revolutionaries often say that the working class holds the key to overthrowing capitalism But working class is a very broad category so broad that it can be used to justify a whole range of political

  • Title: The Worker Elite: Notes on the “Labor Aristocracy”
  • Author: Bromma
  • ISBN: 9781894946575
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Revolutionaries often say that the working class holds the key to overthrowing capitalism But working class is a very broad category so broad that it can be used to justify a whole range of political agendas.The Worker Elite Notes on the Labor Aristocracy breaks it all down, criticizing opportunists who minimize the role of privilege within the working class, while aRevolutionaries often say that the working class holds the key to overthrowing capitalism But working class is a very broad category so broad that it can be used to justify a whole range of political agendas.The Worker Elite Notes on the Labor Aristocracy breaks it all down, criticizing opportunists who minimize the role of privilege within the working class, while also challenging simplistic Third Worldist analyses.In this provocative study, Bromma highlights the stratification of the working class under modern capitalism, using examples from specific industries and historical events to illustrate the development and key characteristics of the worker elite He argues that this privileged layer has evolved into a mass middle class with multiple functions in the imperialist system, including attacking and misdirecting the struggles of the global proletariat.

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    • C. Varn says:

      I will first say, I am labor aristocracy myself: not the Worker Elite, but the intelligentsia--I am a teacher and a former professor. Bromma's brief notes on the "Worker Elite" argues that a form of labor aristocracy has developed in the core of the capitalist world. Bromma does what many academic and activists Marxists seem afraid to do: class analysis from experience. Furthermore, he joins a tradition of Maoist-influenced thinkers who realize that proletariat differentiated out--either as sepa [...]

    • Andy says:

      Good economic analysis and reasoning arising from a study of global wages and income, and definitely thought provoking enough to warrant debate.

    • Jayden gonzalez says:

      "Flattering a failing worker elite with crocodile tears for its lost privileges--like the ring-wing populists do--leads to disaster for proletarian forces."

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