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The Spirit Level requires a revolutionary toolkit

  Richard Wilkinson, coauthor of the book The Spirit Level gave a half hour slide presentation about the corrosive effects of inequality on society at the Leeds Anti-Cuts Convention in…

The great pensions rip-off

The government’s latest changes to workers’ pensions will mean most people will be worst off. It is another attack on the welfare state and one designed to boost the coffers…

Marxism and the Wages Struggle

Marcus Halaby and Jeremy Dewar take apart the bosses’ argument that keeping wages down helps preserve jobs. The pressure is mounting on union leaders in the public sector for a coordinated pay…

Car pile-up ahead: may cause strikes

By Jeremy Dewar On 25 October, Ford stunned workers at its Southampton transit van and Dagenham stamping plants, announcing 1,400 job cuts and the closure of both sites next year.…

Where is Britain going? – Economic and political perspectives

As the Coalition government gears up for the second half of its term in office, it is clear that the British economy is far from the path of recovery. Despite…

Growth up, unemployment down… is the recession over?

Growth up, unemployment down… is the recession over?

Last week, the Tory front bench looked its smug worst again as economic data seemed to support their narrative that austerity is working. But Jeremy Dewar looks beyond the headline…

Four immediate steps against the crisis

In an extract from Workers Power’s forthcoming programme, Beyond The Crisis – Beyond Capitalism, Richard Brenner sets out our key measures against the capitalist crisis through putting the working class…

It’s time for the anti-cuts movement to turn anger into action

  Rebecca Anderson, a rep in the PCS civil servants’ union, looks at the political situation in Britain and asks why growing poverty, and mass anger and disgust with the…

Keynesianism: workable reformist solution to the crisis of capitalism?

  WITH A SECOND economic crisis looming on Europe’s horizons, there has been a turn in the public consciousness towards the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes, famous for promoting growth as…

UK Economy: the Great Depression

Britain is experiencing “the deepest recession and weakest recovery for 100 years,” according to Michael Saunders, an economist at Citigroup. Output has not recovered even half of what it lost…

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