Medical Doctors’ Refusal to be Subordinated: Call Karl Marx to the Witness Stand

In my last post, I commented on the relationship between insurance companies and those who need medical care.

But what about those who provide that care? Are they not exploited, too?

Yes, and a few of them are beginning to understand the actual nature of their relationship with their employer.

While the entire article is worth reading, take special note of the following comment:
“For years, many doctors and pharmacists believed that they stood largely outside the traditional management-labor hierarchy. Now they feel smothered by it. The result is a growing worker consciousness among people who haven’t always exhibited one — a sense that they are subordinates constantly at odds with their overseers”
Ha! This is hardly a surprise. One hundred and seventy five years ago, Karl Marx wrote in the opening chapter of “The Communist Manifesto” that “The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage labourers.”

Perhaps someday the faculty at CSU will be on strike as the same time as physicians. Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of the Body …. at one in saying the system must yield and make our lives more viable.

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