Be In Charge of the Workplace?
If the workers owned the places where they worked, it would create social harmony. The majority of adult people in the social order are workers. From truck drivers to physicians to entertainers, most people work to earn their living.
Those who don't work are the top elite business owners, those who make a living just by possessing property. They are a very small class compared to the group of workers. The businesses organize the economy for the few that own it, so that they can profit by it. But if we organize the economy so workers benefit from it, then everyone is given an equal opportunity.
Those who work in their community have a sense of social responsibility. Someone has to make decisions about environmental impact, discrimination, consumer rights, and poverty. When a property-owner makes the decision, they only see dollar signs. When a worker makes the decision, they see their community. And now, workers can make a workplace that fits them perfectly, with complete control over work hours, compensation, and investment.
Those who work are doing it to feed their families, to give education to their children, to give life to their communities. They have the greatest responsibility to make sure the business works, and to make sure that everyone gets paid. They'll make the most responsible decisions in organizing work, in research and development, and all business decisions. They worry about their families, not about their profits.
If you want to end homelessness and poverty, then put the workers in charge! The workers will have the greatest interest in creating employment and inexpensive housing.
If you want to end AIDS and cancer, then put the workers in charge! The common people have a greater interest in curing diseases than medical corporations.
If you want to end war and exploitation in third world countries, then put the workers in charge! The common people have no interest in sacrificing their children for some profiteering war.
If you want to guarantee consumer rights and protect the environment, then put the workers in charge! Laborers live in the communities they work in, so they have an interest in a clean atmosphere and safe products for their neighbors.