Cartoon art

Item no. 28320
August 1921
Collection: Private

"The Blind Man's Share"

In this IWW cartoon, labor, blinded by the ignorance of its collective power, pumps out enormous profits for industrial capitalists while receiving a "blind man's share" in the form of wages, which represent only a small fraction of the wealth produced by their labor.

Illustration by "Dust" Wallin from the IWW publication the Industrial Pioneer, August 1921.

View the IWW exhibit for more information.

See also the Pyramid of Capitalism and Organize and Take the Big Bag

Current Events: View this NY Times article about Walmarts' efforts to improve the wage disparity we see so prominently today. 

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