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

Microsoft’s Record Acquisition:
Billions a Plenty

Jun 20, 2016

Microsoft just bought up the internet company LinkedIn for trifling 26 billion dollars in cash, money the company had tucked away. In five years time, Microsoft spent almost 40 billion dollars buying up these types of companies. This increased Microsoft’s control over the industry but it didn’t create one job.

What Microsoft spent would pay the yearly wage of 620,000 factory workers. All the political parrots harp on the necessity for the working class to make still more sacrifices. And why? Only to let billionaires, like Bill Gates, amuse themselves in the casino of the world economy speculating with the tons of money earned off the flesh and sweat of millions of workers.