Conversation with a Hairdresser's Assistant
Publisher: Theory And Practice
Date Written: 01/01/1935
Year Published: 1935
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20185
An english translation of Reich's article of the same name from 1935, which demonstrates how Marxist principles might be explained without the use of political terms.
Assistant: Yes, but the business must make a surplus since the boss takes a great risk. For example, on some days there are fewer customers, or in bad times.
Customer: Does that mean that you get more when business is booming?
Assistant: No, why should I? I'm on a regular income.
Customer: I don't understand. When you work more you don't get paid more? And of the amount you earn on average for the boss keeps a fund for bad times?
Assistant: You're quite right.