The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The Rich Live Longer

Mar 14, 2016

Despite all the advances in medicine and safety, despite the decline in smoking and other health risks, the life expectancy for the poorest 10 percent of people in the U.S. has gone up by less than one year over the last 30 years. But for the richest 10 percent, life expectancy has gone up by more than eight years. On average, wealthy people now live more than 13 years longer than poor people!

In this sick capitalist society, all the benefits of technology, of wealth, of medicine, and of education are monopolized by the rich who can afford them.