Why are the laborers who demand a share in the capitalist’s profits, silent in demanding their “share” when he incurs losses? Why don’t they cry out and demand that they get to receive a share in those losses? If labor is the sole cause of all profit, then is it not also the sole cause of all losses? A moments reflection will point out that laborers are only responsible for their job description — they are not directly responsible for the losses of a business — and that the cause of an enterprise’s losses lies essentially with the owner, as do the profits.
That a businessmen pays a worker less wages than the worker feels he deserves is not exploitation, as the worker is free to leave his job and look elsewhere for a higher paying one, if he thinks that someone can give him a better job for a better wage. Let any worker in Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, or Communist China try to attempt such a feat as leaving his job without permission of the state, and he will soon find what exploitation really means.