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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

Is There a New Economic Boom?

Trump says the U.S. economy is “the best it’s ever been.” The data tells a much different story. What is the true state of the economy under Trump?

Ana Rivera

February 26, 2020

The U.S.-China Trade War and the Race for Global Hegemony

The escalating trade war with China has U.S capitalists trembling. Yet they simultaneously crave access to the Chinese domestic market. A battle for global hegemony looms on the horizon.

Juan C

June 12, 2019

Markets, Volatility and Crisis: A Conversation with Tony Norfield, Michael Roberts and Paula Bach

The swings in the stock markets in the United States, Europe and Japan this past week have reignited fears of a financial meltdown. We discussed these recent developments and the immediate prospects of the global economy with three renowned Marxist economists.

Left Voice

December 11, 2018

Strength and Contradictions of the Chinese Economy: An Interview With Au Loong Yu

Chinese global aspirations can be seen in the country’s expanding investments abroad. A trade war with the United States may have devastating consequences.

Juan C

September 13, 2018

No, Venezuela Was Never Socialist

Venezuela is facing an unprecedented crisis: Millions are fleeing the country due to shortages of food and medicine. Does this prove the failure of socialism? To better understand the situation in Venezuela, Left Voice spoke with Milton D'León, a Marxist worker from Caracas and editor of our sister site La Izquierda Diario Venezuela.

Nathaniel Flakin

August 9, 2018

Organic Crisis and Class Struggle

In March, 2018, delegations from 16 different countries met in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 11th Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction for the Fourth International (FT). This is the second part of the Document on the International Situation: Economic Tensions and Political Instability.

Economic Tensions and Political Instability

In March, 2018, delegations from 16 different countries met in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 11th Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction for the Fourth International (FT). This is the first part of the Document on the International Situation: Economic Tensions and Political Instability, based on the discussions at the conference. In the update of the […]

21st Century Economic Nationalism

Could the global economy crumble under a protectionist escalation? If capital is more globalized than ever before, and governments are, in the end, at the service of capital, is there any chance of a trade war at all?

Juan C

March 26, 2018