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Capitalism & Crisis

The decline of money

01 Mar 2012

If we are to understand the present crisis we need to grasp the decaying relationship between money, production and value. Hillel Ticktin discusses the growth of fictitious capital and impossibility of getting money to make money

New financial fictions

15 Apr 2021

Michael Roberts spotlights the latest ways capitalists have come up with to cheat and swindle

Financial fictions

08 Apr 2021

What Marx described as the ‘purest and most colossal form of gambling and swindling’ continues today, but on an altogether bigger scale Michael Roberts looks at some recent examples

Tip of an iceberg

08 Apr 2021

Bribery, fraud, nepotism and graft are all endemic to the bourgeois order, writes Derek James

Capitalism and labour productivity

01 Apr 2021

Even non-Marxists have to admit that Marx was right. Michael Roberts looks at a newly published paper

AI and our tasks

01 Apr 2021

Yassamine Mather examines the many problems posed for the workers’ movement by artificial intelligence

In the era of pandemics

18 Mar 2021

Covid-19 has brought with it the potential for genuine transformation. Mark Kosman unashamedly looks on the bright side

In thunder and lightning

11 Mar 2021

Michael Roberts celebrates Rosa Luxemburg’s outstanding contribution to Marxist political economy

A century of dependency

25 Feb 2021

Foreign intervention did not come to an end with the 1979 revolution. No, as shown by Yassamine Mather, Iran’s Islamic rulers are more than willing to do the bidding of US-controlled international institutions

Revolution from above

18 Feb 2021

Small farmers are in revolt against the Modi government. Jeff Singh looks at the drive to replace peasants with capitalists

Problem is capitalism

18 Feb 2021

Michael Roberts asks what we should now expect: deflation, inflation or stagflation?

Dilemmas of great and good

21 Jan 2021

Mainstream economists cannot provide the answers needed to revive a system mired in stagnation. Michael Roberts reports on the annual gathering of the American Economic Association

Friedman doctrine in 21st century

17 Dec 2020

Monopolies are rule-makers and rule-breakers, but attempts to ensure free competition are utopian in the extreme, says Michael Roberts

Calling the shots

03 Dec 2020

How was Covid-19 vaccine developed with such tremendous speed? Michael Roberts looks at the key role of the state

Bidenomics: boom or bust?

05 Nov 2020

What will a Democrat victory mean for the US economy? Michael Roberts sees little room for optimism

Waste, destruction and misery

29 Oct 2020

Michael Roberts reviews Hadas Thier's 'A people’s guide to capitalism'

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