Welcome to Equitable Principles: Highlighting individuals and organizations that display equitable principles and fight for a just apportionment of profits between labor and capital.
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It has been discussed for hundreds of years that labor and capital are partners in creating a business, but that is not what is currently practiced in American capitalism. Now only those who contribute capital, and have therefor been deemed owners in the current state of capitalism, are entitled to any profits.
The equitable solution then is for workers to also be owners and have a voice in directing the course of the profits of their labor. ESOPs and co-ops are the most common methods for achieving this, as well as basic profit-sharing, which notably predates the current conception of capitalist thought which that excludes labor from sharing in or directing corporate profits.
Notably, worker cooperatives extend democracy into the workplace, an important concept which creates individual empowerment.
Please use the links on these pages to educate yourself on employee ownership, and the fight for a just apportionment of profits between labor and capital.