The commodity’s independence has spread to the entire economy it now dominates. This economy has transformed the world... into a world dominated by the economy.

So this is how the “commodity” is “independent”. We don’t even know whom to blame anymore because everywhere in the world, the problem is an anonymous market that requires selling oneself on the corresponding labor market.

The pseudo-nature within which human labor has become alienated demands that such labor remain forever in its service....

That’s one thing I was always taught: to choose how I would serve the economy.

since this demand is formulated by and answerable only to itself, it in fact ends up channeling all socially permitted projects and endeavors into its own reinforcement.