Same Shit, Different Labor Day

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson

“Right-libertarian apologists for capitalism seem to have a thing about using holidays as vehicles for their talking points. Every Thanksgiving, Reason trots out John Stossel’s ahistorical buncombe about how communism almost killed the Pilgrims before private property saved them from starvation (despite my debunking it every year). On Christmas, we get apologetics for Ebenezer Scrooge, whose thrift and abstention enabled the accumulation of capital that made us rich, every one. And now it seems to have become a new Labor Day tradition to indignantly deny that unions gave us the eight-hour day and weekends.” (09/13/21)