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Marxism and the inequality of nations

09 Apr 2009

Mike Macnair analyses 'world-system' theory and looks at Boris Kagarlitsky's attempts to overcome its weaknesses with his analysis of Russia

Studying the past to grasp the future

02 Apr 2009

Mike Macnair reviews Boris Kagarlitsky's Empire of the periphery: Russia and the world system London 2007, 384pp, £35

Capitalist crisis and the tasks of Marxists

07 Aug 2008

Campaign for a Marxist Party will shortly publish a manifesto, which is currently being prepared. This section on the political economy of the current period is authored by Hillel Ticktin

Down with utopia!

08 May 2008

The bankruptcy of the neoliberal model has created a vacuum for alternatives, writes Boris Kagarlitsky. If we do not fill it from the left, it will be filled from the right

Bush rushes to bail out system

31 Jan 2008

Jim Moody highlights some of the problems brewing for the world capitalist economy

More dangerous than ever

22 Nov 2007

Hillel Ticktin concludes his series on the relevance of Marxist categories with an examination of the theory of capitalist crisis and its application to the current global situation

Between a Rock and hard place

20 Sep 2007

The only thing certain in the current turmoil in the global financial system is more uncertainty, says Jim Moody

Triggers and real causes

13 Sep 2007

The reluctancy of the big five banks in the United Kingdom to lend money to each other shows how fragile the whole system of global finance capital really is, says Jim Moody

Debt crisis looms

02 Aug 2007

Last week a minor tremor shook the world of investments. Shares on the world's stock exchanges started to wobble and many fell markedly, causing some alarm in the financial sector. Jim Moody comments

Corruption and irrationality

19 Jul 2007

Jim Moody comments on the trial of Conrad Black, which highlights the enigma of 'capital without capitalists'

Floodtide of capital

28 Jun 2007

Mike Macnair locates the contradiction in capital's desire for free movement and its need to control labour

All-American hero

21 Jun 2007

AJ Byrne reviews Andy Stern's Getting America back on track: a country that works

Origins of fortress west

14 Jun 2007

What is the connection between the development of capitalism and restrictions on the movement of labour? In the first of two articles Mike Macnair traces such restrictions back to feudalism

Hands off our pensions

07 Jun 2007

Now that the stock market has seen a mild recovery, some larger companies are seeking a 'holiday' from their pension fund contributions. Jim Moody comments

SWP "relative autonomy"

25 May 2007

James Turley reviews Alex Callinico's Universities in a neoliberal world (Bookmarks, 2006, pp41, ?2)