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Marxist Economics

Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.

The Long Depression and the Future of Capitalism

In this interview with Marxist economist Michael Roberts, he discusses the concepts in his new book, in which he argues that the world economy today remains in the grips of a "long depression" since the crisis of 2008.

Michael Roberts

April 18, 2016

Revolution in robotics or stagnation of productivity?

Antagonistic positions. Factors that revolutionize life versus labor productivity. The sense of a paradox. Robots everywhere except in the statistics.

Paula Bach

March 23, 2016