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Albert Camus’ novel plagued by a disappointing adaptation in new play

Albert Camus’ novel plagued by a disappointing adaptation in new play A new adaptation of the novel The Plague showing at the Arcola Theatre is disappointing with stilted, unpolished performances

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual?

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual? The Brexit debate is being conducted by two wings of the British political and media elites. Both claim that Britain leaving the European Union (EU) will lead to profound changes—for the worse, according to the Remainers, for the better according to the Tory and Ukip Brexiteers.

We need bold politics to beat the racist right

We need bold politics to beat the racist right Racist lies dominate much of mainstream politics. But wide sections of the population are repulsed by the lurch to the right of those at the top.

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.

Time to get rid of this sick capitalist system

Time to get rid of this sick capitalist system Donald Trump is not just “business as usual”. He represents something more overtly and aggressively racist, sexist and undemocratic than most politicians.

Anger at the system rattles the ruling class

Anger at the system rattles the ruling class Mark Carney warned last week that politicians had to tackle the growing “isolation and detachment” that working class people feel towards capitalism. The Bank of England governor is just the latest figure in the ruling class to feel the ground shifting beneath his feet.

The ABC of Capitalism—it’s back to school for young and old with this exhibition

29 November 2016
There are hard plastic chairs and work on the walls—but this is no ordinary classroom. The ABC of Capitalism is seriously good fun, writes Geoff Brown

'We'd take money off the devil'—meet the property speculators carving up your city

21 October 2016
Alistair Farrow goes undercover at the Mipim UK property speculators' convention

Deutsche Bank— the profit unarmed

04 October 2016
Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, on the eve of Germany’s unification.

Market forces can’t contain cargo chaos death match

20 September 2016
The market is a wonderful thing.

A time of turmoil shaped Karl Marx’s ideas

30 August 2016
A new book by Gareth Stedman-Jones, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, stresses the impact of dynamic early capitalism on Karl Marx's theories. But workers’ struggles gave them their revolutionary edge that still cuts, argues Simon Basketter

Caster Semenya's success should be celebrated, not denigrated

23 August 2016
South African athlete Caster Semenya won the women’s 800 metre gold medal at the Olympics.

What does socialism look like?

23 August 2016
Reforming capitalism is not the same as socialism, argues Sadie Robinson. Another society is possible—but can only come about through a revolution by working class people

A revolving door of people who grant bosses pay rises

16 August 2016
The people hired by big companies to decide how much bosses should get paid are earning around £170,000 for attending a handful of meetings.

Who owns Britain? How the rich kept hold of land

16 August 2016
The death of a billionaire landowner last week highlighted how much land in Britain remains in very few hands. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

Capitalism's growing pains

26 July 2016
Young adults in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on average 5cm shorter than their counterparts 40 years ago, revealed an extraordinary study released this week.

Put capital on trial

05 July 2016
Three bankers were found guilty of manipulating global interest rates this week.

Much Ado About Nothing? Why read Shakespeare?

19 April 2016
William Shakespeare was more than the royal court’s bard. On the 400th anniversary of his death,?Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at his real legacy

Private matters: How capitalism hides its filthy hoard

12 April 2016
There is an exclusive luxury ocean liner with tens of thousands of cabins. The “Panama papers” leak provides a porthole into just one of those cabins.

Panama Papers scandal shows how capitalism works - we need to get rid of it

05 April 2016
Politicians who insist there’s no money for wages, pensions, benefits or public services had their secret hoards exposed this week.

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