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
Dec 6, 2021
They keep saying there are all kinds of jobs out there for young people. Maybe more bosses are hiring than a few months ago. Maybe this is even the best that modern-day capitalism has to offer for young workers.
But what kind of jobs are really on offer?
Jobs at small places like gas stations or fast food, or entry-level at FedEx or Amazon. These jobs are notorious for offering few if any benefits, and low wages.
Maybe a young worker can get in at what used to be a relatively decent job like the Post Office or as a bus driver—but those jobs aren’t what they used to be.
So yes, a young person today might be able to get a job. But a job that pays enough for young workers to get their own place, or start a family, is another question.
When technology keeps improving, when we have all the wealth created by previous generations, why should we accept that the next generation lives worse than the last?