Monday, March 9, 2015

443 Physical labor vs Mental labor vs Creative Labor vs Strategic Labor issues in Marxism and Communism

443 मार्क्सिजम या कम्यूनिजम में भौतिक श्रमा, मानसिक श्रमा, सृजनात्मक श्रमा, व्यूहात्मक श्रमा, इनके अनुबंधित मुद्दे

443 మార్క్సిజం లో భౌతిక శ్రమ, మానసిక శ్రమ, సృజనాత్మక శ్రమ, వ్యూహాత్మక శ్రమ అనుబంధిత చర్చనీయాంశాల పరిశీలన.

Current Indian electoral and political scenario has some peculiar volatility, although not altogether unpredictable.

For example, after annointment of Mr. Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India, and the inability of AAP to get more than four Lok Sabha seats, (that too in Punjab and not in its stronghold of Delhi), it appeared as though Aam Aadmi Party will not rise from the ashes again like Phoenix.  But the Delhi Assembly elections have proved that voters can take a total 180 degree about turn without blinking an eyelid.   Proof AAP securing 67 out of 70 seats.  BJP which appeared invincible, and which made Herculian efforts to capture Delhi had to cut a sorry face.

Who knows?  By 2019, Left Parties can also rise from their ashes.  Nothing is inconceivable.   Left Parties also may get some good leaders and prove their mettle before the votes.   By 2019, if people get totally fed up with the incumbent BJP, the rotten Congress,  dissensions in AAP, they may give an opportunity even to the Left.  Of course, Left will have to get ready for that King-size role.

In spite of a facade of developmental agenda, BJP is also implementing its religious agenda.

Unfortunately, Communist Parties in India, imitating the Congress, and some Regional Parties, have ended up as pseudo-secular parties catering to minority communalism which is as dangerous and perilous as majority communalism.

If Communist Parties make some real contact and impact with the masses, probably they may have to shed their left-of-the-centre economic agenda, and have to come out clear cut policy measures such as removal of private property, nationalisation of businesses and industries, non-monetisation of the society by removing currencies for use of goods and services removal of taxation, etc. etc.

If some Communist Party dares to hit the nails on the coffins, what will happen to our richest Indians, whose stake to glory is based on their mental labor, creative labor, strategic labor, anything under this Indian sky except physical labor.

At this stage we have to refer to our blog post , titled 440 "Highly paid brain workers may have to think twice before they leap into Marxism".   In this particular blog post , my candid suggestion to my Asst. Professor friends canvassing for CPM was that they may have to get ready for an absolutely equal treatment with all levels of employees at their work place, and that they should not expect special facilities as brain workers.

Now, extending that discussion, to our richest Indians Mukhesh Ambani of Reliance, Dilip Shanghwi of Sun Pharma, we have to examine whether they will be ready to accept absolute equality (it will be like an earth quake, or a bolt from the blue for them).   Of course, they will use all their resources of all kinds to prevent a true Communist Party getting elected by the people.    As on date, they are not taking our Communist Parties seriously, because they voters are not believing them.   There is a Telugu proverb: NavvagA navvagA nApa cElu panDutayi.  Approx. gist:   When people laugh and laugh at a limestony field which is believed to be barren rocky quarry, even that field will also give a good harvest.

But the election of Communist Parties has to take place so silently that the industrialists will have no predictive clues!  In other words it is to be a silent ballet revolution!

I am not here to classify the highly paid executives as vultures.  I can only say that they are birds misled from the crew.  The highly paid executives are of two types:

1) Non-owner executives : These people like Mr. Vishal Sikka, Ms. Chanda Kochhar may be drawing mainly salaries, and some nominal shares of profits.  Either way, they get amounts disproportionately large to their contributions which are overestimated by the markets and the employers.  Of course, the employers, themselves do not pay the high wages from their pockets.  They are drained from the huge pool of funds mobilised in the market, as part of business turnover.

On the other hand, equally competent CEOs like Arundhati Bhattacharya, the Chair Person of SBI, gets a pittance when compared to Ms. Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bk.  Recently, we found that, in a recent photo, both were seated on the two sites of RBI Governor, Rajan.   Both were arm-twisted to cut down the interest rates of their banks, though cutting down interest rates greatly endangers the viability of the banks.   We can't be really sure about the efficiency of CEOs when the puppet strings are in the hands of the bigger shots.  If CEOs are like Clerks of a shop, then why the high salaries?

This bitter truth of huge salaries, dividends being paid from public funds belonging to the Nation (not belonging to promoters are employers) will come out only when the particular Corporates become no longer sustainable and manageable.  The best example for this type of unsupport-ability, we can see in the case of Kingfisher Airlines.  In that case of lavishness, whose funds are blocked?  Ans: Funds of the Public Sector Banks which lent recklessly to KIngfisher Airlines.

2) Owner executives.  These  people think that by claiming both dividends and salaries from their Corporates, they are not getting enough for the load they carry.

It will be foolish to pay huge amounts to top executives and promoters, shareholders on the pretext that they are making great contributions of mental labor, creative labor, strategic labor, this labor, that labor.  Such highly paid individuals also should not delude themselves that they are superhuman individuals with supernatural skills.  What they do, what they can do, is nothing but manipulating the market, with the help of the Government using what are called "soft skills" which are nothing but "lobbying skills".

Hindi and Telugu translations will be added shortly.

(To continue.  1000 pages are pendng.)

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