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

It’s the Economy, Stupid, Not the Virus

Mar 30, 2020

Trump pretends that without the virus, there would be no problem with the economy.

That’s a lie!

The economy is collapsing today because the economy was already severely unbalanced by financial speculation and the extreme chase after profit. For a long time, it has not been able to provide an adequate, full life for the majority of the population, even as unimaginable wealth accumulated in the hands of a few.

This economy was already set up to fall over the edge of a cliff. The spread of the virus just gave it the final blow. But it was the capitalist class that dragged its own economy right up to the edge and left it teetering there.