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Marxist Economics

The COVID-19 Conjuncture

In this interview, Warren Montag argues that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used by capital to enforce --- through the instrument of the state --- unheard-of levels of market discipline to secure profits at the expense of working people’s lives. 

Warren Montag

May 16, 2020

The Impending Debt Crisis and What Is to Come

As the global economic crisis is accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, one aspect of it that was somewhat under the radar is coming to the fore: an explosion in corporate and public debt. With a contracting global economy, capitalism has no choice but to seek a way out of debt through increased exploitation and suffering. What does this future hold?

Paula Bach

May 13, 2020

Global Economic Crisis and COVID-19: The Reign of Uncertainty

The coronavirus pandemic is imposing extremely dire circumstances on capitalism worldwide. This could not only drag us into a global depression but could also pose the possibility of war.

Paula Bach

March 25, 2020

Will Coronavirus Unleash the Next Great Recession?

Most mainstream journalism tends to assume or report on the capitalist economy’s problems — and its politics — as emanating from “outside.” Be it the triumph of Brexit, Trump’s election, the U.S.-China “trade war,” the coronavirus pandemic, or the current stock market cataclysm, everything seems to emerge as if “lightning in a calm sky” or, […]

Paula Bach

March 16, 2020

Trotsky as a Guide for Analyzing the World Situation

Trotsky developed a method to analyze “capitalist equilibrium” and the perspectives for socialist revolution. This is a useful tool to help us orient ourselves in today’s convulsive times.

Esteban Mercatante

March 9, 2020

The Labor Movement is Dead. Long Live the Labor Movement

Kim Moody’s latest book, On New Terrain, analyzes the current economic and political landscape as well as its present history and draws conclusions about the future of socialist organizing.

James Dennis Hoff

March 1, 2018

Marx’s Capital, 150 Years Later

British economist Michael Roberts takes a look at the implications of Karl Marx's major work, 150 years after its first edition.

Michael Roberts

July 19, 2017

Watch “Marx is Back”, Episode 2: The Market and the Capitalist Crisis

This is the second episode of “Marx is Back” a mini series based on the Communist Manifesto. Subtitles available.

Left Voice

May 24, 2017

Unfettered Economy Kills, Especially When it Thrives

Economic conditions affect health. In fact, economic conditions can kill. This idea is nothing new in itself--we have known about it for centuries. Engels’ The Conditions of the Working Class (1845) has already showed us this (see Figure below, drawn from data in Engels’ work).

Usama Bilal

March 27, 2017