Ideas & Debates
Inflation: Wages versus Profits
Here, we publish Marxist economist Michael Roberts' analysis of the relationship between wages and profit in the inflationary environment of today.
Michael RobertsMay 25, 2022
Sanctions on Russia: The Collateral Damage and Strategic Risks of the West’s ‘Economic Weapon’
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and European Union have imposed unprecedented sanctions on the Putin regime. These measures are severely damaging the Russian economy. They are also disrupting international markets in energy and other commodities. Such large-scale use of the “economic weapon” risks further fragmenting the world economy.
Esteban MercatanteApril 25, 2022
Angry About High Fuel and Food Prices? Blame Imperialism
Biden is attempting to paint Putin as the sole reason for inflation, while Republicans try to blame Biden. In truth, the entire global economic system that all of these politicians represent is why workers keep being strained.
Sam CarlinerApril 22, 2022
The War in Ukraine Is Strengthening NATO and U.S. Imperialism
As Germany increases its military budget and Sweden and Finland ponder joining NATO, it’s clear that the war in Ukraine has been a boon for European and U.S. imperialism.
James Dennis HoffApril 16, 2022
Balance Sheet of the Anasse Kazib Presidential Campaign in France: Laying the Groundwork for a Revival of the Far Left
French revolutionary presidential candidate Anasse Kazib was unable to overcome the undemocratic barrier to achieving ballot status — on top of all sorts of other imaginable obstacles. But the campaign succeeded in raising a far-left voice that engaged large layers of workers and youth. The experience has been rich in lessons, and it bodes well for the future.
Anasse 2022 Campaign TeamApril 4, 2022
Once Again on the Debates Regarding the War in Ukraine
It has been more than a month since the start of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. What should an independent political position of internationalist revolutionary socialists consist of?
Matías MaielloMarch 31, 2022
Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War
During World War I, the Marxist movement had a rich debate on the questions of militarism, imperialism, and self-determination. Those discussions help inform some of the current issues around the war in Ukraine.
Josefina L. MartínezMarch 31, 2022