Anti-capitalism 101 →

Steve Klabnik in an essay he adapted from prior work:

Servicing men and children at home serves capital: by making housework and reproduction a women’s ‘natural and feminine’ process rather than work, capitalism benefits in the form of free labour. When capital pays husbands they get two workers, not one. Denying domestic labour a wage makes this work invisible, and divides the working class into waged and unwaged at the expense of both.

Money is used to generate more money. Not even people at “the top” (i.e. the bosses) are in control of this; money controls them by swapping them out as soon as they fail to deliver adequate capital accumulation relative to the competition. It’s a self-perpetuating mechanism, powered solely by the participation of the working class.