Ellerman's Labor Theory of Property and the Injustice of Capitalist Exploitation

@article{Burczak2001EllermansLT,
  title={Ellerman's Labor Theory of Property and the Injustice of Capitalist Exploitation},
  author={Theodore A. Burczak},
  journal={Review of Social Economy},
  year={2001},
  volume={59},
  pages={161 - 183}
}
  • T. Burczak
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Economics
  • Review of Social Economy
The traditional Marxian arguments for the injustice of capitalist exploitation generally focus on the ownership patterns of productive property. Exploitation is thus viewed either as the result of illegitimate private ownership or as the result of the unequal distribution of productive assets. This paper seeks to contribute a different perspective on the injustice of exploitation. It argues that exploitation violates principles of appropriative and contractual justice, rather than distributive… 
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