Originally Posted by Manomanman
Wage slaves don't act like slaves - they literally are slaves. They do whatever they're told and punished if they don't. The only difference between the two is the legal entitlement.
We don't have legally-sanctioned slavery anymore because wage slavery benefits the wealthy much more than legally-sanctioned slavery does. It's much cheaper to "rent" a slave than it is to own, feed and house them.
Sorry, but I can't agree with you here. Someone who doesn't like their job and feels they are a "slave" to it, still has choices. They can choose where they live, who they marry, when to have kids, what they do for entertainment.... the list is endless. True slaves have none of those choices. Also, the type of punishment differs greatly. From "you are suspended for a day" to all the horrible things that happen to true slaves is a vast difference!!!
And, as a last resort, if a person truly feels the way you describe about a job then they always have other options. True slaves have options too though. Do it or die. See the difference?