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
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'
Disasters at a double rate
22 Oct 2020
While the global institutions are offering pseudo-solutions aplenty, the tipping point is fast approaching, warns Michael Roberts
A return to Keynes?
01 Oct 2020
Michael Roberts takes apart the United Nations ‘solution’ to end the Covid-19 pandemic slump
Underlying weaknesses exposed
16 Jul 2020
The government’s wish for a V-shaped recovery is doomed to failure, writes Michael Roberts
Global savings glut?
02 Jul 2020
Michael Roberts reviews Matthew Klein and Michael Pettis’s 'Trade wars are class wars'
It’s not just Trump
28 May 2020
What are the prospects for China in the post-pandemic 2020s? Michael Roberts examines the factors behind a changing imperialist strategy
Protecting the bosses
15 May 2020
‘Stay alert’ seems to mean ‘Go to work even if it is unsafe’, writes Eddie Ford
Prepare for the scarring
07 May 2020
After the lockdown ends we should expect the worst, warns Michael Roberts