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A weapon for the movement

10 May 2012

Comrades in London are beginning their collective study of Marx's Capital. Jack Conrad introduces what is still an unequalled work

Understanding capitalist dynamics

12 May 2022

Ian Wright reviews 'How labor powers the global economy' by Emmanuel Farjoun, Moshé Machover and David Zachariah (Springer Publishing 2022, pp166, £90)

Alternative to ‘restraint’

21 Apr 2022

Neither establishment explanation for the cause of inflation is valid, argues Michael Roberts

SUPPLEMENT: Imperialism and the state (Part III)

07 Apr 2022

Capitalism produces huge wealth and huge inequalities, both of which play a role in recurring crises

Third great depression

17 Mar 2022

Not only are economic contradictions at play. There is the ecological crisis and, of course, war. Michael Roberts says that only socialism can save humanity

Destroyed by economygate?

10 Feb 2022

After the “longest wage squeeze in 200 years”, workers in Britain face an unprecedented fall in living standards. Michael Roberts rejects the Bank of England’s call to “moderate” wage rises

A world of declining profit

27 Jan 2022

Michael Roberts reviews new empirical evidence vindicating Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall, which underpins capitalism’s inherent tendency to crises

Profits first and foremost

05 Aug 2021

What causes slumps? Michael Roberts takes issue with those who imagine individual decisions and interest rates are key

Leopard and its spots

22 Jul 2021

With or without monopolies, the basis of capitalist exploitation remains the same, argues Michael Roberts

Problem is capitalism

18 Feb 2021

Michael Roberts asks what we should now expect: deflation, inflation or stagflation?

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.

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

A delicate moment

18 Apr 2019

Capital’s major financial institutions are warning of the likelihood of another global recession, notes Michael Roberts

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