Friesland City for But for the poor, as they scrape out a living in the sweat of their brows, the suffering is compounded by extreme material want. Their suffering is not only emotional, psychological, and spiritual but also physical. Marx suggests that the working poor are alienated in multiple ways. First, workers are alienated from the products of their labor. These products do not constitute a lasting tribute to the virtues of workers, as a painting testifies to the skill of the artist and becomes a prized achievement. Instead, the goods produced by workers belong solely to the capitalist who pays their wages. The capitalist treats the products of labor as mere commodities to be bought and sold in the marketplace. Friesland City 2016.