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Workers Were Always 'Essential'

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing that capitalists aren't essential, workers are, and essential people have leverage.

You may have noticed that the people getting us through the coronavirus crisis aren't billionaires, bosses, or traders: they're average folks, suddenly recognized as essential workers, and their daily labor is what makes everyday life possible under normal circumstances and infinitely more so during a pandemic.

Covid-19 has turned everything upside down, but everything was so topsy-turvy to begin with that the simple fact that workers are the main drivers of society - long denied and obscured - has finally become irrefutably self-evident as the wealthy temporarily exile themselves from society while the people who really keep things running must continue to show up.

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