Jacobin: Workers Are Dying Because Amazon Treats Human Beings as Disposable

A timely and provocative discussion of alienation as an intersectional category of life under racial capitalism and white supremacyJames Tyner’s work traces history back to the 1600s in order to understand how the premature death of workers became something “calculable, manageable, predictable, and even profitable.” Tyner’s work explores the long-standing contradiction within capitalism between increasing work demands and keeping workers alive. As Tyner points out, citing Karl Marx, “Capital . . . takes no account of the health and the length of life of the worker, unless society forces it to do so.”

Read the article at Jacobin.