Global fight for reforms

Mike Macnair concludes his article on the alternative to nationalistic Keynesianism

This is the second half of the expanded and edited version of my talk on Keynesianism at the CPGB’s January 22 school on political economy. In the first part I looked mainly at Keynes’s arguments in the General theory of employment, interest and money, and argued that they were both incoherent, because of the author’s commitment to the core of marginalist economics, and explicitly nationalist. I concluded, however, that there is a real argument for fighting for reforms, rather than saying nothing except the strategic truth that what we need is a global alternative to capitalism.

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Letters

Meat, two veg; Denying denial; Stupid?; Huge bias; Save them; UCS myth; Snippet; Quick questions; Stop quibbling; Ground them

Not ungrateful

Robbie Rix is happy to see the paypal button is getting some use, but the Weekly Worker needs more regular funding, why not take out a standing order?

Threats, opposition and solidarity

On what basis should we mobilise against an attack on Iran? Not by calling a truce on our opposition to the Islamic regime, argues Yassamine Mather

Danger of default catastrophe remains

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Tories wobbling over health bill

As Camreron attempts to push through his disastrous Health and Social Care Bill cracks have opened up in the government, Peter Manson examines the issue.

Free Abu-Qatada

The rights and freedoms of Abu Qatada must be protected, no matter how politcally odious he personally may be, says James Turley.

Preparing for military action

John McDonnell's speech to the February 11 meeting of Hands Off the People of Iran

Centralism and autonomy

Michael Copestake reports from the most recent CPGB aggregate

Falling out over a Cliff

Was Lenin a lying manoeuvrer? Were the Bolsheviks a cult led by an all-knowing leader and staffed by narrow-minded minions? Lars T Lih joins in the debate over Tony Cliff's biography and debunks some myths held by both left and right

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