WeeklyWorker

Capitalism & Crisis

The decline of money

Trump, trade and the tech war

12 Apr 2018

With globalisation and growth on pause for a decade, Trump’s trade wars aim to keep the biggest US hi-tech and intellectual property companies on top, argues Michael Roberts

Costs of commodification

15 Mar 2018

Pharmaceutical companies routinely fail to publish negative results of research into new drugs. James Linney looks at the case of antidepressants

Negotiating with guns

08 Mar 2018

Donald Trump’s tariffs are about politics, not economic renaissance, argues Paul Demarty

The role of ideology

08 Mar 2018

At the end of the day the religious state functions in a way not dissimilar to that of the liberal bourgeoisie in the west, argues Yassamine Mather

‘Wrong sort’ of privatisation

01 Mar 2018

In the first of two articles, Yassamine Mather examines the development of Iran’s economy since the Islamic revolution

Charities and purity politics

01 Mar 2018

As the Oxfam affair unfolds, Paul Demarty asks why the wave of sexual harassment scandals has given more ammunition to the right than the left

Greatest abuse of humanity

22 Feb 2018

What is the link between neoliberalism and identity politics? Rex Dunn offers his thoughts on what he thinks was a remarkable broadcast

Zombies and the new volatility

15 Feb 2018

The ‘Goldilocks’ days of cheap money are coming to an end, Eddie Ford looks at the consequences

Chinese bank's alternative to Marxism

08 Feb 2018

Is ‘trading economics’ China’s new ‘ideologically acceptable’ theory of capitalism? Michael Roberts looks at the thoughts of a major figure in the People’s Bank of China

Earthquakes and H-bombs

08 Feb 2018

Paul Demarty reports on the heightening drama of US politics

Health service we need

01 Feb 2018

James Linney looks at who benefits from privatisation

‘Dead end’ of privatisation

25 Jan 2018

The collapse of Carillion blows apart a key myth, argues Michael Roberts

With great skill

18 Jan 2018

James Linney urges resistance to the ‘organisation of misery’

Process of decomposition

18 Jan 2018

How can the ruling class extricate itself from the current impasse? Hillel Ticktin reviews the state of global capital

Cryptocurrency craze

14 Dec 2017

Does bitcoin open the way to a world free from the control of global authorities? No chance, argues Michael Roberts

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