Can Technology Alone Propel Us Beyond Capitalism?
Paula BachJanuary 3, 2021
Renowned Democratic Economist Spews That Helping People Will Hurt the Economy
Larry Summers, a longtime servant of capitalism, one of its most prominent economists, and a Biden transition adviser, delivered a Christmas message against giving even a penny in “stimulus” to working-class and poor people who are sinking into despair in the pandemic economy.
Scott CooperDecember 26, 2020
New Stimulus Bill Is No Win for the Working Class
Bipartisan consensus seems to be forming around a new stimulus bill. Unsurprisingly, this new package gives a weak and insufficient amount of aid to the working class. We must organize to fight for more.
Ezra BrainDecember 17, 2020
Perspectives for 2021: Interview with Michael Roberts and Claudia Cinatti
The year of the coronavirus pandemic is drawing to a close. What are the trends in the economy, the political situation, and the class struggle in the year to come?
Claudia CinattiDecember 15, 2020
A Credit Crash Ahead?
With the promise of a vaccine on the horizon, many sectors of capital are hoping that the world economy will spring back soon. But with the economic crisis sending many working people and businesses into significant debt in order to survive, the prospects for such a strong recovery are rapidly narrowing. Originally posted on his blog, “The Next Recession,” Michael Roberts here outlines the possible scenarios for a third leg of the pandemic slump.
Michael RobertsDecember 4, 2020
“Nothing Will Fundamentally Change”: The Case of Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen has been nominated as Secretary of the Treasury. Like Biden’s other recycled Obama-era picks, Yellen signals continuity with the capitalist system which puts business interests over the needs of the working class.
Otto ForsDecember 3, 2020
Billionaires Are Getting Richer. Expropriate the Pandemic Profiteers.
"The dividends are rising, and the proletarians are falling." — Rosa Luxemburg
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 1, 2020
Neera Tanden Is Biden’s Latest Middle Finger to the Left
Joe Biden has picked Neera Tanden, a fierce critic of Bernie Sanders and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, to head the Office of Management and Budget. The move is just the latest sign that Biden will govern from the center-right, offering nothing to the Left.
Ezra BrainDecember 1, 2020
A Tour of Views on China’s Relationship to Imperialism
To complement “China and Imperialism: Elements for the Debate,” which explores how to characterize China within the imperialist system, this article presents some of the alternative positions.
Esteban MercatanteNovember 29, 2020
The Stock Market Celebrates Biden’s Cabinet Picks
The stock market posted record-breaking gains this week on the news of Joe Biden’s transition and corporate-friendly cabinet picks. These market gains mean more profits for capitalists and investors as the economic crisis continues for the working class.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaNovember 25, 2020