The Spark

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

No Bailout for Workers Without Regular Jobs

Mar 30, 2020

All across the country, many people work without having a regular job. They sell incense, body oil, or tamales on the street. They work as handymen or day laborers. They organize parties to sell makeup or jewelry to their friends.

Millions of people have been pushed into this “informal economy” because they can’t get an official job.

These workers are not going to get unemployment money, nor are they going to get the $1200 the government is supposed to distribute, which will be based on tax returns. So, many will have to continue working if they can. They won’t be able to “shelter in place” or practice “social distancing.”

This insane capitalist system leaves millions of us to find our own “hustle” as a way to make it—putting all of us at greater risk.