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
The wealth of nations
31 Jan 2020
Michael Roberts examines the controversies about using gross domestic product as a measure.
From socialism to ‘stabilising finance’
24 Jan 2020
Hyman Minsky acted as a forerunner for protagonists of today’s ‘modern monetary theory’, writes Michael Roberts.
Fixing the plumbing
12 Dec 2019
You will get nowhere if you do not understand the capitalist mode of production, says Michael Roberts.
Drowned in blood
06 Dec 2019
James Harvey concludes his thoughts on the 1918-19 German revolution, based on his talk at CU2019.
Marx’s double-edge law
15 Nov 2019
Despite the arguments of David Harvey, writes Michael Roberts Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall is fundamental in understanding capitalist crises.
‘Correcting’ capitalist inequality
09 Nov 2019
Keynesian proposals for ‘tax justice’ are not the answer, writes Michael Roberts.
Global and national inequalities
17 Oct 2019
The global proletariat is continuing to grow and capitalism is mired in stagnation, writes Michael Roberts.
Intangible, but not immaterial
10 Oct 2019
The law of value is fully applicable to the commodification of knowledge, argues Michael Roberts.
A rent-seeking economy?
03 Oct 2019
The problem lies not in ‘financialisation’, argues Michael Roberts, but in the system of capital itself.
World’s scariest economist?
08 Aug 2019
She advises Labour, Democratic Party hopefuls and the Scottish first minister. Michael Roberts critiques the ideas of Mariana Mazzucato.
The heroes of finance
20 Jun 2019
Despite the efforts of central banks the risk of a new global recession continues to rise, argues Michael Roberts
From rentism to communism
13 Jun 2019
Peter Frase Four futures: life after capitalism Verso, 2016, pp160, £8.99
Trade and technology trigger
30 May 2019
Michael Roberts warns that the US-China trade war brings with it the threat of another global downturn
At what cost to humanity?
16 May 2019
Capitalism’s ‘terminal crisis’ cannot be resolved positively without a powerful left, says Rex Dunn
Inequality soars worldwide
16 May 2019
While the rich have never had it so good, writes Michael Roberts, the risks are increasing