Wed 20 Jul, 2016 11:47 pm
Employer - Employee - Self-employed
As with most ethical matters it is impossible to say anything very useful about this without determining the class of society that is involved.
Anarchist society of the autonomous individual, must be disposed towards people generally being employed on their own account. Globalised individualism with no dependence beyond the necessity of work.
A tyranny or extreme authoritarianism, of servants employed by the 'state', or rather the system, in practical terms much as ancient feudal society, or in modern terms the world as a commercial enterprise no doubt run by oligarchs.
And thirdly, the broadly altruist society, as a form of co-operative.
Essentially it is about who or what controls the system and the purpose of that system.
An employer is a person who controls the system and workplace and provides the work to be done by others.
He may indeed merely control the system, but then those who provide the tools for themselves and tout for work are still essentially employed by the system.
An employee is therefore a person who is at the least subject to using a system provided, and constrained to work according to its rules.
A self-employed person must have control of the work acquisition, the workplace and tools, and be in charge of the particular system or business or company.