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

Fifty years of socialist theory

20 Jul 2023

Yassamine Mather looks at the role of the journal founded by Hillel Ticktin in 1973

L-content and price

13 Jul 2023

Moshé Machover expands on his arguments in favour of applying statistical reasoning to the problems of analysing capitalism at its most basic level

Road leading nowhere

06 Jul 2023

After 75 years the NHS has been driven into permanent crisis. The government’s ‘comprehensive workforce plan’ is no solution, it is mere electioneering, writes Ian Spencer

Hierarchy of automation

01 Jun 2023

Michael Roberts discusses Daron Acemoglu’s warning that artificial intelligence will be used to flatten living standards and increase capital’s profitability

On its last legs

18 May 2023

Mark Zuckerberg bet the farm on virtual worlds - and lost. Paul Demarty pours one out for the metaverse

Rates up, economy down

11 May 2023

Claims by bankers that, by upping interest rates, inflation will be pulled down are fallacious. Michael Roberts presents a Marxist explanation

Recipe for conflict

27 Apr 2023

Michael Roberts examines the continued role of the dollar, despite the hype about US decline and a multipolar world economy

Still far from human

13 Apr 2023

The widespread introduction of AI is unlikely to boost profit rates and rescue capitalism from its long depression. Michael Roberts explains

Diabolus ex machina

06 Apr 2023

With Elon Musk leading the way in expressing worries about AI, Paul Demarty explains what is really going on

50:50 for 1.5°C?

30 Mar 2023

Global warming looks set to continue for thousands of years, writes Eddie Ford. Yet not only are we still being sold pseudo-solutions like electric cars and carbon capture, but the government is still committed to sustaining the fossil fuel industry

Getting out the big stick

16 Feb 2023

As part of their war against the ‘economically inactive’, the Tories want to scapegoat and harass, writes Eddie Ford

Hypocrisy, lies and disinformation

19 Jan 2023

Exxon long knew about the catastrophic effects of global warming, writes Eddie Ford. But they denied it, because what comes first is making money

Not equality to compete

19 Jan 2023

Communists should demand special measures to protect women from capitalist exploitation, not ‘genuine equality’ in the workplace. Daniel Lazare investigates the Pump Act

Pagan origins and modern tinsel

15 Dec 2022

Official society combines crass money-making with celebrating the birth of the man-god Jesus. Knowing their history, a few Christians dissent, refuse to join in. Jack Conrad is all for the good things in life

Dying of the planet

15 Dec 2022

The Montreal conference on biodiversity was always, predictably, heading towards failure, writes Eddie Ford. Because of the Capitalian, the sixth mass extinction of species is already upon us

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