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Inequality reaches new high

23 Feb 2017

Marx’s prediction 150 years ago that capitalism would lead to greater concentration of wealth has been borne out, writes Michael Roberts

Capital’s wishful thinking

15 Dec 2016

Sections of the ruling class are now optimistic that Donald Trump will implement pro-business measures. But will they work? Michael Roberts analyses the likely impact of ‘Trumponomics’

Cycles within cycles

01 Dec 2016

Nick Rogers reviews: Michael Roberts, 'The long depression: how it happened, why it happened and what happens next', Haymarket Books, 2016, pp360, £14.99

Social democratic corporate management?

31 Mar 2016

There is no common political interest between the working class and productive capital, writes Mike Macnair

There are no national solutions

22 Oct 2015

Yassamine Mather pinpoints the problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s alternative economic policies

Good for the working class?

15 Oct 2015

Michael Roberts examines the inadequacies of Corbynomics

Pitfalls of Corbynomics

03 Sep 2015

While the right is aghast at Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plans, Paul Demarty wonders just how radical they really are

Vanquishing the demons

25 Jun 2015

What is the role of fictitious capital in the current recession? Chris Gray examines the connection and proposes a series of economic demands

Economics of the madhouse

25 Oct 2012

Hillel Ticktin reviews: Paul Krugman' End this depression now!', Norton, New York, 2012, pp272, £14.99

Keynes: The great saviour and his leftwinger converts

18 Oct 2012

Capitalism is in terminal decline. So why, asks Jack Conrad, do so many on the left advocate not socialism, but increased government spending, deficit financing and Keynesian solutions?

Neither advocate nor oppose

01 Mar 2012

What should be the attitude of Marxists to Keynesianism? Arthur Bough responds to Mike Macnair

Global fight for reforms

16 Feb 2012

Mike Macnair concludes his article on the alternative to nationalistic Keynesianism

Promoting the national economy divides workers

09 Feb 2012

Does Keynesianism represent an alternative to austerity? Mike Macnair begins by looking at John Maynard Keynes's actual theory

Keynesian fantasies are no substitute

08 Dec 2011

The Fine Gael/Labour coalition has unveiled the country's fifth austerity budget. Despite that the leading factions of the ULA continue to dither, writes Anne Mc Shane

Left rhetoric and reformist illusions

01 Dec 2011

The 1891 Erfurt programme adopted by the Social Democratic Party of Germany was regarded as a 'return to Marxism', writes Ben Lewis. If only the same could be said of Die Linke's 2011 version