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Capitalism & Crisis > Finance capital

The centrality of labour-power

Capitalism and sovereign money

21 Jun 2018

Financial crises cannot be avoided simply through bypassing the commercial banks, argues 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

Zombies and the new volatility

15 Feb 2018

The ‘Goldilocks’ days of cheap money are coming to an end, Eddie Ford looks at the consequences

Chinese bank's alternative to Marxism

08 Feb 2018

Is ‘trading economics’ China’s new ‘ideologically acceptable’ theory of capitalism? Michael Roberts looks at the thoughts of a major figure in the People’s Bank of China

Ten years later

10 Aug 2017

What has the bourgeoisie learnt from the 2007-08 crash? Not a great deal, writes Michael Roberts

Optimism and pessimism

29 Jun 2017

What is the nature of capitalist crises? Paul B Smith weighs up two contending views

Seize, occupy, requisition

29 Jun 2017

Eddie Ford welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s militant approach to the housing crisis

Civilisation and the ‘long run’

06 Apr 2017

Will the Keynesian radicals become mainstream conservatives when the long depression ends? It is capitalism itself that is the problem, argues Michael Roberts

Creating a level playing field

16 Mar 2017

How is the law used to protect the interests of capital? Michael Roberts discusses the tension between competition and monopoly

Inequality reaches new high

23 Feb 2017

Marx’s prediction 150 years ago that capitalism would lead to greater concentration of wealth has been borne out, writes Michael Roberts

Rate of profit continues to fall

13 Oct 2016

Michael Roberts looks at the US data from 1948 to 2015

Turbulence ahead

06 Oct 2016

All the indications are that the global economy is heading for big trouble, writes Michael Roberts

The period of transition

06 Oct 2016

What does it mean to say that capitalism is in decline? Hillel Ticktin analyses the characteristics of the final stage

Brexit, TTIP and TPP

21 Jul 2016

Michael Roberts examines a possible effect of a British withdrawal from the European Union

Consistent, realistic, verifiable

28 Apr 2016

Michael Roberts reviews: Fred Moseley, 'Money and totality', Brill, 2016, pp436, £102

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