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

Profit Motive Makes Us Sick

Sep 28, 2009

Some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies have been competing to produce the swine flu vaccine.

Did these different companies pull all their resources together? Did they share information in order to create the vaccine as soon as possible?

No–just the opposite.

Each company works in secrecy. Each one wants to be the first to cash in on all the profits to be made. And if people get sick and die first, so be it.

That’s what it means to allow companies to make a profit on “health care.”