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
Jan 30, 2006
Government economists give us rosy figures for employment numbers. They tell us capitalism is a growth engine that offers plenty of jobs.
Plenty? Why did 25,000 people apply for 325 openings at a new Wal-Mart in suburban Chicago? Is a nine-dollar-an hour job such a prize? Out of every 80 people looking for work, one gets a job – that’s what this society has to offer!
The politicians and their economists can doctor unemployment figures all they want – but reality was standing there outside the employment office for Chicago’s new Wal-Mart.