Karl Marx’s concept of ‘surplus value’ is prevalent in our everyday lives. Think of examples in your everyday where you are not receiving full value/compensation for the acts you do. In many workplaces, employees and potential employees are given personality tests — quite similar to what you would see in a women’s magazine ie. Cosmo.
What do you think the benefits or disadvantages to both yourself or the company are by completing a quiz? Are there other areas where you may see exploitation of your value?
Definition ‘Surplus Value’: