From time to time, the idea or the concept of capitalism has been brought up in class. Capitalism according to Karl Marx is an economic system based on classes. Classes and the means of production are owned by the bourgeoisie and the proletarian are the workers. The bourgeoisie supply the wealth and the product, thus they profit greatly from it. Workers are alienated/exploited from the product of their labor, they don't control their work, or how and when they would work and they are socially alienated from their fellow workers.
Recently in class we watched a film based on Argentina's factories such as Zanon. When Argentina's economy collapsed in 2001, factory workers have taken over companies such as Zanon, creating a work place without bosses, everyone gets equal pay and everyone's voice is heard. They went against the concept of capitalism and they pointed out that workers can work and even produce better commodities under self management. It seems that in this condition alienation is reduced if not eliminated. As workers began to produce without an owner or boss, relationships were re-invented, breaking with hierarchical organization, isolation and exploitation. We might never need an owner, if we all put in the same effort, we could get equal rewards.