No. It doesn’t. I’m saying that the power to stop working for others begins when a person or group has the resources in hand to choose to be independent at least temporarily, thus demanding higher wages or other benefits. A labor shortage is only useful if there are still enough people demanding the labors, but if the demand is kept local, then nonlocal (aristocrats) have to compete with local demand. That’s why they love urbanization and growth economics: people get accustomed to buying a life (from them) instead of living one.

The resource in hand might even be only their hands and minds, and that might be enough, but Consumerism/consumptionism/colonialism teaches people that they don’t have ‘skills’ (to work for aristocracy) and they must be dependent on other people’s determination of their usefulness. Communities are built on finding the usefulness of everyone for their place.

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