Communist Party of Britain

Jobs that do not make a profit – such as caring for family members — are not valued as they should be in our society. As the pandemic has shown, this is also true of essential workers in the public and private sectors.  We should not be surprised: capitalism is a system organised to make profit. Most of that profit belongs to the wealthiest top layer of people. Most of it is not invested back into the community, funding vital industries and services. Much of it is spent on luxury products, or on financial and property speculation, or sent to British-run tax havens around the world. To those who have, more shall be given. By forcing as many people as possible into waged work, capitalism erodes our bonds of family and community. Fewer people are left to care for our children, our elderly and our most vulnerable. Of those who…

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