29 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marked another stage in the low-intensity warfare that has gripped the Tory party. They’ve been squabbling since David Cameron struck his ill-fated deal with the European Union (EU) in February.
01 November 2016
ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble.
18 October 2016
A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow
11 October 2016
Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.
11 October 2016
Currency markets reacted to Brexit with a fall in the pound, as bosses make us pay for their system’s chaos
04 October 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed a “reset” of Tory economic policy in his speech on Monday, ditching any timetable for eliminating Britain’s deficit.
09 August 2016
The Bank of England is fighting to avert a new recession by throwing billions of pounds at the City of London.
31 May 2016
Is the Pope still a Catholic? This is the question provoked by a new article by three International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists
27 May 2016
Remain campaigners threaten mass job losses if Britain leaves the EU. But the bosses’ club won’t save us, says Sadie Robinson
24 May 2016
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that the next Labour government “would surpass even the 1945 Clement Attlee government for radical reform”.
17 May 2016
As robots begin to do more of the jobs traditionally done by people, Tomáš Tengely-Evans asks if the relationship between worker and machine has fundamentally changed
05 April 2016
The Tata steel workers threaten to be the latest case in which the brutal logic of capital destroys industries and working class communities. We’ve seen it again and again in the past 35 years—the miners under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and the Luton and Longbridge car workers under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
05 April 2016
Politicians who insist there’s no money for wages, pensions, benefits or public services had their secret hoards exposed this week.
18 March 2016
Cuts to taxes on corporate profits are being paid for by taking money from ordinary people
16 March 2016
Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a tax giveaway for the rich, more cuts for the poor, and an admission that his economic strategy is in trouble.
01 March 2016
Dave Sewell looks at alternatives to the policy of cuts, and asks whether Labour’s plans go far enough
26 January 2016
Since the start of the year the stock markets have been going crazy. At one point global share prices were 20 percent below the high they reached last year. Some £2.8 trillion was wiped off shares.
15 January 2016
Across the world stock markets and commodity prices are tumbling. Those in the ruling class who gloated about “recovery” last year now warn that the global economy could crash again. Some blame it on oil prices, others on China’s slump – Socialist Worker sorts the fact from the fantasy
13 January 2016
British manufacturing is in recession, undermining chancellor George Osborne’s forecasts of steady economic growth.
05 January 2016
The New Year began with a new shock to global stock markets. For the first time ever, all of China’s main stock exchanges had to use emergency measures to halt trading after shares plummeted on Monday of this week.