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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Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

Friday, March 30, 2018

Posted on The Region on March 29, 2018. A number of protests have broken out in Iran since the beginning of the year over water, a growing political…

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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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The reproduction crisis and the birth of a new “out of law” proletariat (an interview with Silvia Federici)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Silvia Federici and Francesca Coin. This post first appeared on Left East on July 10, 2017. Feminist philosopher, political economist, and activist Silvia Federici on the transformation reproductive…

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Donald Trump’s foreign policy: the “logic of an illogical mind”

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Interview with Ardeshir Mehrdad. Ali Damavandi: In part one of our interview (with Barabari TV) you covered the background to the ascent of Trump to the presidency of…

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Davos: responsible capitalism

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Michael Roberts. Today, the global political and economic elite meet in Davos Switzerland under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF).  Every year the WEF has an…

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Wage growth in Britain 1850-2015

Friday, December 9, 2016

Since the global financial crash of 2008, average real incomes in Britain have taken the biggest plunge since the 1860s, when “Karl Marx was scribbling in the British…

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The global debt hangover

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Michael Roberts. The legacy of the global financial crash and the Great Recession has left a huge mound of debt globally that weighs down the world capitalist economy. …

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The development of capitalism in Egypt

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Patrick Clawson, Libcom. An article which first came out in 2014 which remains of interest to anyone interested in fundamentally changing the Middle East. Major work by Patrick…

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Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

John Smith Monthly Review Winner of the first Paul A. Baran–Paul M. Sweezy Memorial Award for an original monograph concerned with the political economy of imperialism, John Smith’s…

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