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Can Twenty-First Century Fascism Resolve the Crisis of Global Capitalism?

✑ WILLIAM I. ROBINSON` ╱ ± 12 minutes
Trump’s populism and protectionism has no policy substance; it is almost entirely symbolic.

Ecological Limits and Hierarchical Power

✑ BLAIR FIXSHIMSHON BICHLERJONATHAN NITZAN` ╱ ± 5 minutes
The proportion of energy devoted to sustaining hierarchy tends to increase over time.

The Bureaucratic-Military State vs. Radical Democracy and the Socialist Commons

✑ DAVID MCNALLY` ╱ ± 6 minutes
Marx introduces the idea of “smashing” the state.

A Delicate Moment

✑ MICHAEL ROBERTS` ╱ ± 7 minutes
The long depression is still with us.

Trump Whacks the Middle Class: How to Redistribute $4.5 Trillion

✑ JACK RASMUS` ╱ ± 5 minutes
A massive redistribution of income favoring the capitalist class is underway.

Why Rent Matters

✑ CHRIS DILLOW` ╱ ± 4 minutes
Economists have wrongly neglected David Ricardo’s theories of rent.

Imperialism, a Marxist Understanding

✑ TONY NORFIELD` ╱ ± 12 minutes
The worst thing to do if you want to make any money is to produce the goods.

A Brave New World, or the Same Old Story with New Characters?

✑ JAYATI GHOSH` ╱ ± 8 minutes
This growth should not be exaggerated for most developing regions.

Neoliberalism: Not So Bad?

✑ MICHAEL ROBERTS` ╱ ± 8 minutes
All the trends in the current neoliberal world show slowing growth in real GDP.

Top Marx for Pluralism

✑ CAHAL MORAN` ╱ ± 7 minutes
One does not have to buy Marx’s politics to admit that the facts are on his side here.

Brexit as Symptom

✑ CHRIS DILLOW` ╱ ± 5 minutes
We Marxists stress deeper-rooted failings of capitalism.

International Women’s Day: A Militant Celebration

✑ ALEXANDRA KOLLONTAI` ╱ ± 20 minutes
Rights alone are not enough.


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The Samir Amin Interview on Globalization
Economist Samir Amin discusses the changing nature of globalisation throughout history and the concept of ‘de-linking', that is, for the Third World to be able to drive its own policy. Amin was interviewed by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research fellows Jipson John and Jitheesh P. M.



Obstacles to Socialism & Useful Economics
As the support for socialism - whatever it may mean to different people - seems to grow in recent years, what are the obstacles standing in its way? And what, if any, is the use of economics for the Left in achieving a socialist future? Four academics provided diverse answers to both of these questions, on SE's request. And you are, as always, invited to join the discussion.






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