Tag: economics

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

Can capitalism make the whole world rich?

Capitalism seems to be an incredibly successful system. We have seen a massive growth in incomes in many countries. People live longer and better than in the past. But can capitalism make all the countries of the world as rich as the richest states?

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Review: Economics for the Many

Mike Haynes reviews Economics for the Many, a new book of essays edited by Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

The Social Reproduction of Neoliberalism

Listen to Neil Davidson and Mona Dohle discuss the social reproduction of neoliberalism, climate change, and the lingering effects of the Great Recession.

Corbyn, McDonnell and the lion that struggles to roar

The 'Financing Investment' report sets out elements of Labour's new economic thinking. But how radical is it?

On productivity, living standards and the British economic model – thoughts and reflections

In the wake of last week's Budget Statement, Joe Sabatini ponders Britain's productivity puzzle Britain’s economy is in trouble. Within a day of last week’s...

Review: Mariana Mazzucato, ‘The Entrepreneurial State’

Harry J Bentham gives his take on Mariana Mazzucato's The Entrepreneurial State (2013), a book which has influenced Labour's proposed economic policies in the lead up to the 2017 General Election.

#GE2017: How radical are Labour’s economic policies?

The limitations of the manifesto are those we would expect to find facing any reformist government operating in the capitalist system today.
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Don’t mention trade: leaked document reveals EU plans for the COP21

A leak from the EU's shadowy Trade Policy Committee reveals officials charged with determining EU's climate policy vowing to keep trade regulations out of...

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Zero Covid-19: what we can do

Current UK Government strategy, unchecked, would mean thousands of avoidable deaths in the coming months. It doesn't have to be that way.

We must act now

As the initially censored Public Health England report makes clear, Covid-19 has exposed the lethal structures of systemic racism in our society. Artwork and text by Katherine Hearst.

Report: Covid 19 and the racism of the state

On Friday, 26 June, rs21 East London held an online meeting to explore the relationship between state racism and the healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis. Rose Whitehorn writes about some of the key issues discussed. 

Review: Martin Monath, A Jewish Resistance Fighter among Nazi soldiers

Merilyn Moos reviews a fascinating and little-known history of Trotskyist organising during World War Two.

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.

Fighting for the NHS: victory in Wales

The Tories may clap, but they had brought the NHS to its knees before Covid-19. The campaign to save an A&E in South Wales shows how communities can defeat cuts and role back austerity.

China ends Hong Kong autonomy

Beijing hopes that the imposition of the 'National Security Law' will mean the end of the democratic movement in Hong Kong. Colin Sparks argues that they are likely to be disappointed.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.

The British left must stand in solidarity with Palestinians

Max Stein argues for vocal solidarity with Palestinians as the annexation of the West Bank goes ahead.

Artivists at Work

Artivists at Work was formed in response to the government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Here's a round-up of highlights from June and details of how to get involved.

Highlights

Fighting back better: abolitionist trans struggle and the GRA

To defeat transphobia, we must build radical anti-racist solidarity against state violence

Whose side are you on?

The Black Lives Matter protests have come up against police and the far right in the streets. Starmer’s Labour Party has taken the side of the cops.
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Video: Black Lives Matter

Black activists in Britain talk about the response to the murder of George Floyd, underlying racism and economic factors, links with the pandemic and how we build anti-racist solidarity.

Johnson’s 1 June plans in tatters – how do we build our strength?

Rob Owen argues that the NEU has won a convincing, but not complete, victory over the government and addresses how we develop workplace organisation in the coming weeks.
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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?