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Economy

A Race Towards the Abyss: Labor and Capital Competition in a Globalized Market

The internationalization of production has redefined the terms of global competition. Global Value Chains perpetuate the North-South divide and create a unified global labor market.

The Robotics Revolution

The intimate story between productivity and investment. Clues to overcome technological optimists and pessimists. There are many theories to explain the phenomenon of the century: profit versus expected return.

Paula Bach

December 6, 2016

David Harvey and Robert Brenner Discuss the Economy and Donald Trump

The two marxist scholars exchange on the current economic situation and the tasks ahead. They share interpretations about the victory of Donald Trump and propose some ideas to resist the advance of the Right and move forward.

Left Voice

December 2, 2016

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin on the Foundations and Limits of US Power

Authors Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin debate with Left Voice columnist Esteban Mercatante on the limits of US hegemony.

Esteban Mercatante

December 2, 2016

The Trump Era: Reflections on the Future Economy

Does Trump’s victory mark the end of neoliberalism? In this article, we will analyze Trump’s economic platform, its striking contradictions and the balance between demagoguery and reality.

Paula Bach

November 26, 2016

London: The Power to Use Other People’s Money

Continuing our series focusing on current works discussing modern-day imperialism, we take a look at Tony Norfield’s book, The City, which examines the role of London's financial center within the broader context of global capitalism.

Esteban Mercatante

November 24, 2016

The Deutsche Bank Crisis and the Financial World War

The Deutsche Bank crisis shows that the contradictions which led to the crisis of 2007/8 are not over, and instead have become interlinked with the geopolitical tensions of the great powers.

Juan Chingo

October 18, 2016

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

Understanding Argentina’s Surrender

On March 31, with the support of the Peronists, the Argentinean Senate voted in favor of passing the “Public Debt Normalization and Access to Public Credit” bill to authorize the government to pay the holdouts.

Esteban Mercatante

April 12, 2016