>>Nonsense. "Work" has never been for selx-expression as a whole - it has been for survival. Hunter-gatherers didn't dig roots and spear gazelles to show off artistic abilities.
You're right in that work has always been useful, a means for survival. Nevertheless, the fact remains that the alienated working conditions brought about by capitalism (and the processes preeceding throughout history) have altered the character of this work. No longer are we able to work for our own ends in the manner we see fit, choosing what we do, how we do it, and why. Rather, the worker is "free" in that he or she is able to choose an employer and be paid a paltry sum for his or her toil. As slaves, we are free in that we get to choose a master. The worker is alienated from both the fruits and process of his or her labor in a manner that is unique to capitalism.
>>Corporations or not, most people would end up working for someone else, as most aren't bright enough to tell their behind from a hole in the ground.>>
This is where we differ. I think most people are competently intelligent. I haven't been given reason to think otherwise (except for the high incidence of frat-boys around here, but they're not exactly doing to poorly in economic terms, are they?
>>Also, even with large multinational corporations, choices for consumers are growing. Look around. >>
Yes, you're right in that we are free to choose amongst 30 different kinds of soda. However, we are not free to purchase products produced by companies that do not exploit their labor or destroy the environment.