Storm the Forts, Ye Knights of Labor

by Leonard Pierce

It’s Labor Day in America.

Celebrating what Adam Smith called “the first price, the original purchase that was paid for all things” has always been an iffy proposition in this most capitalist of countries.  In fact, the very commemoration of Labor Day here in the U.S. was sped along by bloody clashes between bosses and workers; it is celebrated elsewhere on May 1, a day reserved here for the thankfully underobserved “Loyalty Day”.

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