saw the law as an instrument of control by capital of the working classes.
Sometimes law appears to work in their favour but in reality only serving
capital. Property laws in the UK serve well those that are
landed and have goods and chattels.
This is not to
suggest a conspiracy by capital, but simply how the system operates so
that capitalism survives, and ergo the nation is more prosperous; it is
axiomatic that law favours capital.
aimed at protecting the worker does not work against capital.
Factory safety regulations found necessary following the industrial
revolution may have been more about handicapping competitors than the
welfare of workers.
The provision of
schools and health care may have had more to do with providing an educated
work force and a fit population from which to recruit soldiers than the
general good of the population and of the individual.