72); the same also goes for money, as it “is merely a token for purchasing power . . .” (Polanyi, p. 72). None of these are suppose to be commodities but with the emergence of market society these elements of industry are being bought and sold in the market as their demand and supply is big. Nowadays any object can be a commodity, any object that can be produced and sell are now treated as commodity, and another example of this is the commodification of water.
The workplace is also affected due to the shift into market society. There are some changes that take place in the workplace particularly the changes that happen between the pre-industrial and the industrial period. The important change is during the industrial period with the introduction of the factory system. The factory system goal is to “generate profit and accumulate capital” (Reinhart, p. 30) with this goal in mind, the factory system introduces changes such as “regulated modes of wage payment, the methods, pace, scheduling, and allocation of work, and the recruitment and training of workers” (Reinhart, p.30) not to mention that some of the workers are replaced by machines for maximized profits. The factory system also produces goods based on the demand and supply of the society in contrast of the independent production system in the pre-industrial period, where goods were produced domestically and for