WeeklyWorker

Capitalism & Crisis

The decline of money

World trade and imperialism

02 Aug 2018

US hegemony is under threat from China, Russia and India, writes Michael Roberts

The Keynesian dilemma

19 Jul 2018

Will it be free trade or protectionism? Michael Roberts examines the contending views

A $1 trillion trade war

12 Jul 2018

Michael Roberts looks at the likely end result of Trump’s new tariffs

Capitalism and sovereign money

21 Jun 2018

Financial crises cannot be avoided simply through bypassing the commercial banks, argues Michael Roberts

When will the crunch come?

17 May 2018

Capital is facing a global debt crisis, warns Michael Roberts

Push them to the left

03 May 2018

According to a new book, today it is the managers, not the capitalists, who rule. Michael Roberts begs to differ

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

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