Zeeland City for According to Marx, the worst kind of labor was that which the worker performed over and over. He believed that such actions robbed the worker of a sense of pride in the work performed. Marx wrote in the Communist Manifest that after a time the worker simply became an appendage of the machine, enslaved by the capitalist and by the means of production. The wheels of capitalism, Marx argued, were greased by greed and self-interest, with workers treated as commodities. This inhuman treatment resulted in a feeling of estrangement and ALIENATION. This alienation extended not only to the objects produced but also to the individual’s role in society and government. However, the worker continued to be bound to the work as a means of survival. Zeeland City 2016.