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

Everything Is Going Up but Our Paychecks

Jan 1, 2024

They say: “Inflation is going down” and then use numbers to try to trick us into believing things are getting better. Yes, it’s true that eggs were $6 a dozen at one point, and now they have gone down—to about two dollars. But that’s still 100% more than what they had been at a dollar a dozen.

And when you put milk and cereal and bread into the equation, ordinary people can go to the grocery store and come out with either a price tag that is twice as much as two years ago or buying half as much with the same amount of money.