Marx's View of Material Abundance
...bourgeoisie has turned ordinary people, in particular workers in goods because they have has a market value and can be sold:
In proportion as the bourgeoisie, i.e., capital, is developed, in the same proportion is the proletariat, the modern working class, developed—a class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increases capital. These labourers, who must sell themselves piece-meal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce... , and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market (Marx and Engels).
The bourgeoisie can be seen as a huge mechanism...