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 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
Not an oxymoron?
02 May 2019
Can there be a return to ‘progressive capitalism’? Don’t hold your breath, says Michael Roberts
A delicate moment
18 Apr 2019
Capital’s major financial institutions are warning of the likelihood of another global recession, notes Michael Roberts
Growth across the world slows further and further
28 Mar 2019
Despite predictions to the contrary, says Michael Roberts, the long depression is still very much with us
Deadly cost of austerity
21 Mar 2019
James Linney asks what the fall in life expectancy tells us about the state of capitalism in 2019
Chartalism and Marxism
08 Feb 2019
Proponents of ‘modern monetary theory’ serve to mislead and divert the labour movement, argues Michael Roberts
Marx’s theory of value
31 Jan 2019
Far from being natural, value is characteristic of commodity production and capitalism, its most developed form. John Bridge upholds Marxist orthodoxy
Subjective and objective value
17 Jan 2019
Arthur Bough insists that value is labour and has therefore existed in every form of society
Working class trade policy
20 Dec 2018
Mike Macnair concludes his series on ‘free trade’ by looking at the positive alternative