I was rereading (after a loooong vacation) C. Wright Mills discussion of what he called the “labor metaphysic.” And it got me to thinking about the actual role of labor (the working class) – not its role in the realm of theory – over the past half century and how it jived with my worldview. I haven’t come to any conclusions, but I will say some of my thinking was metaphysical and thus requires at least qualifications and modifications.