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

Inflation = More Profit

Jul 7, 2014

Prices are going up all over. Gas prices, bus fare, utilities, food. Our wages are not going up. This means we cannot buy as much today as we could even a month ago. The solution to this problem would be for all companies to increase our wages as prices increase. But it is hard for the bosses to see logic when dollar signs are blocking their visions.

They need a little push—or maybe a big shove!

Not Supply and Demand

Gas prices are going up—again. Eight to ten cents a gallon, according to AAA. Why?

The war in Iraq is the excuse being used this time to explain why we have to pay more. But it’s not the reason.

Speculators—wealthy people who gamble on the price of crude oil futures—are artificially driving up the price we pay for gas at the pump.