10 March 2020
Lebanon defaulted on a foreign debt payment for the first time in its history this week.
09 March 2020
“New data paint grim picture of coronavirus fallout,” read a headline in the Financial Times newspaper last week. My heart sank when I saw it. But when I anxiously scanned the article, it wasn’t about the spread of the coronavirus or the deaths it is causing.
09 March 2020
Sarah Bates looks at how the Tory promise of new deregulated ‘freeports’ will benefit big business, not workers
20 January 2020
Billionaire bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).
10 December 2019
News from the German economy last week sent a shiver through bosses across Europe.
13 August 2019
Britain’s economy contracted for the first time in seven years during the second quarter of 2019.
30 July 2019
The pound rose on the foreign exchange markets last week after Boris Johnson became the new prime minister. Alex Callinicos looks at why.
09 July 2019
Pakistan’s government has raised gas prices by 200 percent less than a year after it was elected promising to “eradicate poverty”.
08 June 2019
The near-collapse of an investment fund is sending shudders through the City of London - but it could also affect ordinary people
21 May 2019
Growth is central to capitalism, but the expansion of production can be organised to protect people and the planet if it is coupled with radical change, argues Simon Basketter
02 April 2019
Over a quarter of audits carried out by the major accountancy firms don’t meet the standards of the accountancy regulator.
12 March 2019
In the past few weeks discussion of the obscure economic school is Modern Monetory Theory has gone viral
26 January 2019
Sarah Bates enjoys Marie Kondo’s new show Tidying Up. But, she writes, its popularity says something deeper about life under capitalism and our relationship to commodities
27 August 2018
Sarah Bates argues that Tory boasting about reducing the deficit does not tell the real human cost behind austerity
20 August 2018
Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.
12 February 2018
This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson looks at his analysis of what lies behind economic crises.
09 February 2018
Last week's fall in financial markets shows up the volatility of the system and Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how investors will treat anything as a commodity to be gambled
06 February 2018
Fear gripped the ruling class as US stock markets haemorrhaged £1 trillion overnight on Monday.
02 February 2018
Sadie Robinson looks at the new pamphlet by the Labour Party right wingers claiming to bust “Lexit myths”. It weakly accepts the limits of the bosses’ system
28 January 2018
Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame