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

Marx’s formulae confirmed

08 Nov 2018

Michael Roberts looks at the latest figures on the US rate of profit

Universal credit: designed to punish undeserving poor

18 Oct 2018

Rollout of the new benefit is widely recognised as being in chaos, and the immediate answer lies in breaking with the politics of austerity, writes Eddie Ford

Regulation does not work

11 Oct 2018

We need ownership and control of the banks, argues Michael Roberts

More momentum on the banks

04 Oct 2018

Real measures to control finance are needed, argues Michael Roberts

Keynesianism is no alternative

20 Sep 2018

Michael Roberts reports on the range of illusions on display at a recent international conference

Too modest by half

13 Sep 2018

John McDonnell’s ‘radical’ plans to overhaul company ownership forget about the state - Jim Grant argues that the state will not forget about John McDonnell

Rethinking economics

16 Aug 2018

Attempts to broaden debate in university economics departments should be applauded, writes Michael Roberts

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

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