October 29, 2012
Nietzsche on the Labor Question

From Twilight of the Idols (“Skirmishes of an Untimely Man,” §40):

The stupidity — at bottom, the degeneration of instinct, which is today the cause of all stupidities — is that there is a labor question at all. Certain things one does not question: that is the first imperative of instinct. I simply cannot see what one proposes to do with the European worker now that one has made a question of him. He is far too well off not to ask for more and more, not to ask more immodestly. In the end, he has numbers on his side.

H/t Harrison Fluss

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