The Marxist economist and author Paul Mattick Jnr talks to Stuart Watkins about his views on Marx, the economic crisis, and the prospects for socialism
A short essay contesting the notion that the current economic crisis is the result of "greed" or irresponsible speculation by evil bankers or investment firms, asserting instead that it is an effect of a generalized crisis of value production caused by the falling rate of profit--an immanent law of capitalist production--and further maintaining that, rather than precipitating the crisis, the massive expansion of fictitious capital over the last 30 years was the only way its onset could be delayed until now.
Workers on the government and union slide: from one defeat to another so far - Kolektivně proti kapitálu & Mouvement Communiste
An analysis of the union protests against cuts in public spending in Czech in Autumn/Winter 2010.
A brief article on Open Democracy from June 30th looking at some of the shared variables in anti-austerity movements across the OECD and possibilities for them becoming increasingly radical as conditions worsen.