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Proletariat   /prˌoʊlətˈɛriət/   Listen

A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages.  Synonyms: labor, labour, working class.

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"Proletariat" Quotes from Famous Books

... craftsmen; they level the incapable men up and the capable men down by insisting upon uniformity of production and wage. Thus they replace the artificial inequality of the aristocrat with the artificial equality of the proletariat, striving to organize a new tyranny for the old. It is significant that our society believes that this is the only way by which it can gain its rights. That betrays our real infidelity. For between the two, associated capital and associated labor, what is there to choose today? By what law, depending ...
— Preaching and Paganism • Albert Parker Fitch

Words linked to "Proletariat" :   social class, proletarian, stratum, labor, labor pool, class, labor force, prole, socio-economic class, organized labor, worker, working class

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