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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

Inflation and financial risk

13 May 2021

Covid-19 has blown a big hole in the theories of mainstream economists, Michael Roberts explains

Coefficients and inequalities

06 May 2021

The distribution of income reveals marked differences, but, as shown by Michael Roberts, it is wealth that is the real give-away

Rent-seeking as mass murder

06 May 2021

The row over vaccine patent waivers reveals the inhuman logic of intellectual property, argues Paul Demarty

Three million and rising

22 Apr 2021

With global deaths surpassing a significant landmark, Eddie Ford points the finger of blame for this horrendous example of social murder at government bungling and disorganisation

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

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