why does Marx say that an “enforced increase of wages” would not help to resolve the fundamental inadequacy, from the human point of view, of the current mode of production?
Marx said that the “enforced increase of the wages” would not help to resolve the fundamental inadequacy. He has directly compared the enforced increase in the wages to the payment for the slave which would not be having any kind of benefits. This is because he has observed that the situation of the workers during the times of British or during the times of American rule was essentially same (Marx, 2000). He observed that none of those really helped to improve the condition of the people who earned wages. He wanted to abolish the private property and wanted the economic development of the working class of people. He believed that increase in the wages would be nothing more than a small remuneration for the slaves. Moreover it won’t restore or benefit in any ways. This was because, it is something which won’t enhance their human significance and worth in any form (Marx, 1983). The primary idea of Marx behind this was to enhance and to transform the labors who are always being alienated in the society and are not looked upon with respect. He knew that by even with the increase in the wages they would not get any respect from the outside world. He wanted the transformation of their life into a productive labor and not the better payment for the people belonging to the labor class.