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Originally posted by nwtrucker
Of course workers don't get all they produce for their companies. no matter who the owners are, be it the employees themselves or the traditional view of a capitalist company, if the employee took all that he produced, there wouldn't be a company!!
There would be nothing left to pay the expenses of running that company. Heat, light, taxes, etc. In the case of investors that financed that company or expansion, no return on their investment.
Profit or gain being the usual motivation for starting a company that employs people, without which there wouldn't be anywhere near the jobs there are now.
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