Tag: economics

Coronavirus credit crunch: fighting the debt disaster

Through rent arrears, payday loans, mortgages and more, personal debt is a key element of neoliberal policy. How can we fight back and break the spiral?
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Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Interview: Putin’s crisis of legitimacy

A referendum characterised by unprecedented falsification theoretically clears the way for Putin to stay as Russian president until 2036, but popular support for his regime is declining sharply.
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Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?

Video: The decline of America and the rise of China

Charlie Hore, author of The Road to Tiananmen Square and numerous articles about China, talks about the shifting powers in imperialism in the past decades.

Mariana Mazzucato: Dragons Den or progressive State Capitalism

Mike Haynes looks at the work of prominent left-leaning economist Mariana Mazzucato

Conference: uneven and combined development

A conference in Glasgow on uneven and combined development for the 21st century.

American Decline and the Rise of China

China is challenging the USA’s global dominance. Trump’s tariff wars have highlighted growing tensions. China’s rise is in part due to America’s decline, but after Tiananmen and Hong Kong, is it any better? Join the discussion, led by Charlie Hore, who has been writing on China for many years.

A radical Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal (GND) is a powerful fusion of calls for action on climate with demands for decent jobs and habitable communities. Is it necessarily staked on destructive economic growth? Does it rely on elites for implementation? Can GND be made into a focal point for broader demands for liberation and redistribution?

Review: Capitalism and Theory

A collection of the writings of Mike Kidron casts light on the heterodox Marxist economist and the revolutionary socialist organisation he once belonged to, writes Brian Parkin.