Turkey’s economy in full meltdown

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Michael Roberts. Posted on August 11, 2017. The Turkish lira is in total meltdown.  It has lost 40% of its value against the dollar in the last six…

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Can Freedom and Capitalism Co-Exist?: Book review

Friday, August 10, 2018

Chris Wright. Posted on Counterpunch August 7, 2018. Being run by business, American culture suffers from an overwhelming preponderance of stupidity. When a set of institutions as reactionary…

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World trade and imperialism

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Michael Roberts. Blog posted on July 30, 2018. There is a new dataset on world trade that looks at changes in exports and imports globally going back to…

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Localisation: A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Helena Norberg-Hodge. Posted on TNI Longreads. For those who care about peace, equality and the future of the planet, the global political swing to the right over the…

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‘The growth of right-wing forces is ominous’: Interview with Noam Chomsky

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M. Posted on Frontline June 22, 2018. NOAM AVRAM CHOMSKY is one of the greatest intellectuals in modern times. For the past six decades…

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Erdogan’s Turkey: an economy in deep trouble

Monday, June 25, 2018

Posted by Michael Roberts 25th June 2018. Turkey is a country of 80m people and 56m adults had the right to vote in Sunday’s general election.  87% of…

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The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor: Beyond the Rule of Capital?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar. Posted on Monthly Review, June 1, 2018. In August 2017, seven months into the most reactionary U.S. presidency of modern times, Donald Trump ventured into…

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Erdoğan’s ‘new’ Turkey: Purges and Paranoia

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ella George. Published by London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 10 · 24 May 2018 The elections due to be held on 24 June, brought forward abruptly…

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Revolution or Decadence? Thoughts on the Transition between Modes of Production on the Occasion of the Marx Bicentennial

Monday, May 7, 2018

Samir Amin. Posted on Monthly Review May 01, 2018. Introduction Karl Marx is a giant thinker, not just for the nineteenth century, but even more for understanding our…

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Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create…

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Misrule of global capitalism: Book review

Friday, April 20, 2018

Social Inequality, Economic Decline, and Plutocracy: An American Crisis, Dale L. Johnson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 240 pp. $159. Published on New Politics volume 16, number 4, 2017. Reviewed…

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The underlying reasons for the Long Depression

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Michael Roberts. Posted on February 14, 2018. There are two new mainstream papers out that offer some interesting analysis on the reasons behind the Long Depression that the…

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How the Mass Media Misread the Iranian Protests

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rahman Bouzari. Posted on Counterpunch on January 24, 2018. One of the largest social and political uprisings since the 1979 revolution in Iran has died down for now….

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‘Socialism a necessity for human survival’ Interview with John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review

Sunday, January 21, 2018

 John Bellamy Foster. Posted  on Monthly Review, Jan 18, 2018.. Originally published: Frontline India by Jipson John & Jitheesh P.M. John Bellamy Foster, Editor of the prestigious Monthly…

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ASSA 2018 – part one: globalisation, inequality and populism

Monday, January 15, 2018

Posted on Michael Roberts’ blog on January, 7 2018. ASSA 2018 is the annual conference of the American Economic Association, drawing together the economics profession in the US…

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Protesters in Iran express outrage at economic conditions, a testament to a failed domestic agenda of neoliberalism and privatization

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mohammad Tootkaboni. Posted on Left Voice, January 8, 2018. Over the past week, protests have erupted in the streets of Iranian cities. This might not be surprising for…

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Iran protests: is this time different?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Demonstrating in Trehran

The protest movement that began on 28 December differs from those in previous years. There is universal recognition that the protests were triggered off by the worsening economy…

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Global economics: Top ten posts of 2017: Venezuela, Capital and class

Monday, December 25, 2017

Michael Roberts. So what were the ten top posts in terms of viewings on my blog in 2017? The winner by some distance was my post last August…

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A Looming Crisis for Turkey’s President

Friday, December 22, 2017

Conn Hallinan. Posted on Znet on December 21, 2017. Viewed one way, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks unassailable: He weathered last year’s coup attempt, jailed more than…

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The GOP Plan Is the Biggest Tax Increase in American History, By Far

Monday, December 18, 2017

Ryan Grim. Posted on the Intercept_ on December 1, 2017 The tax bill moving its way through Congress is routinely referred to as a $1.5 trillion tax cut….

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Capitalism unhinged: crisis of legitimacy in the United States

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Victor Wallis. Posted on Monthly Review online on November 28, 2017. Originally published: Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 31, No. 3 (November 2017) I I recall that in the…

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America’s Monetary Imperialism

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Michael Hudson. Posted on Information Clearing House on December 2, 2017. In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international…

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Is the global economy about to recover from the long depression?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The following is an extract from Michael Robert’s recent blog:  Sunny period followed by showers, in October 2017. …. In an accompanying report [to Christine Lagarde’s report to…

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István Mészáros: December 19, 1930 – October 1, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

István Mészáros, who died on October 1, was a close associate of Iran Bulletin and until it stopped publication was on the editorial board of Middle East Forum….

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Spike in Labour Protest in Iran is Changing the Political Milieu

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Posted on Zamaeh Media September 29, 2017. In the past weeks labor protests and strikes have increased across Iran with workers speaking out against layoffs and nonpayment of…

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Are the economies of major capitalist countries picking up?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Posted on Michael Roberts’ Blog on August 17, 2017 The latest economic data are showing that economic growth in the major capitalist countries has been picking up in…

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Looming recession in USA and its social consequences

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Posted on Marty Hart-Landsberg blog on August 28, 2017. According to Bloomberg News, analysts at a number of major financial institutions see “mounting evidence” that a recession is…

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Financial crisis ten years on: another slump on the horizon?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Michael Roberts, Posted on Michael Robert’s blog on August 8, 2017. It’s ten years on to the day since the global financial crash began with the news that…

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Financialization Has Turned the Global Economy Into a House of Cards: An Interview With Gerald Epstein

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

C.J. Polychroniou, First posted on Truthout on July 23, 2017. Contemporary capitalism revolves around neoliberalism, globalization and financialization, with the latter being the dominant force in this triad….

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How the Syrian Regime Capitalises on Property Destruction and Land Legislation

Friday, August 4, 2017

Jihad Yazigi. Posted on All4Syria on 27 July 2107 For decades, land and property issues have been a source of conflict in Syria. Over the course of the…

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