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Will the rich flee before a Corbyn government?

Will the rich flee before a Corbyn government? While Brexit obsesses politicians and commentators, the super-rich apparently are more worried about Jeremy Corbyn.

The truth about food that makes us sick

The truth about food that makes us sick Pret A Manger killed a teenage girl.

Ten years from Lehman Brothers—The day the system nearly collapsed

Ten years from Lehman Brothers—The day the system nearly collapsed When US banking giant Lehman Brothers collapsed a decade ago, it marked the beginning of a gigantic crash that bosses still want us to pay for today.

Top bosses’ pay soars by 11% as workers suffer wage freezes

Top bosses’ pay soars by 11% as workers suffer wage freezes While workers face wage curbs and freezes, bosses’ pay is soaring away.

Capital cooks our planet

Capital cooks our planet An international group of scientists has said we face environmental collapse in just a few decades if there isn’t drastic action on climate change.

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect The truth about the billionaire Amazon boss

It's time to burst the bubble of capitalism

22 June 2018
A panic over shortages of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a very good example of the defects of capitalism.

One year on - the Grenfell Tower fire is a symbol of a world built for the rich

12 June 2018
The fire at Grenfell Tower is a symbol of decades of attacks on working class people.

Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

16 April 2018
Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

Challenging the bosses’ system is not antisemitism

31 March 2018
Is saying that the bankers are to blame for problems in society veering towards an attack on Jews?

A system of alienated labour means misery for workers

13 March 2018
Alistair Farrow looks at how capitalism alienates workers from their labour, other workers and the world around us

Big firms pay lower rate of tax than before the recession

11 March 2018
Major multinationals are paying significantly lower tax rates than before the 2008 financial crisis. Yet taxes on workers have increased.

Strikes show workers have power to change society

06 March 2018
Strikes aren’t just another form of protest. They are our most powerful weapon against the bosses

Bosses drive us to death

13 February 2018
DPD driver Don Lane’s death shows the human cost of bosses’ decisions.

Marx’s explanation of why capitalism goes into crisis

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.

Games of the stock market

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

The rich business - why competition makes ‘ethical capitalism’ an impossibility

28 January 2018
Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame

Global elite wallow in wealth at Davos summit

23 January 2018
Bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year

22 January 2018
July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity

Symptom of a sick society

02 January 2018
If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

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