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China: free market not going according to plan

By Peter Main 7 July, 2015 The volatility of the Chinese stock markets in the last week is symptomatic of the problems facing President Xi Jinping’s economic strategy. Between June…

Marx’s Capital In One Day

If you want to read Marx’s Capital, or you’re reading it, or you’ve read it and want to talk, then this is for you. Marx’s masterwork, in just one day.…

2015: their New Year’s resolutions and ours

Chancellor George Osborne’s early Christmas present came in the form of the Autumn Statement, which threatened to cut public spending to levels not seen since the 1930s, writes Jeremy Dewar…

Britain: left unprepared for stormy election period

As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in many decades, Workers Power surveys the state of the economy, the labour movement and the far left Britain stands on the verge…

Recovery or not, workers have to fight

  As the economy shows signs of growth, the bosses are determined to take the lion’s share George Osborne boasts that Britain’s economy is “turning a corner” and that “those…

China: Slowing growth rates not Beijing’s biggest worry

By Peter Main In July it has become traditional for China’s leaders to leave behind the heat and smog of Beijing and head for the seaside resort of Beidaihe. No…

UK economy: 20 years of pain?

The Tory government’s new Budget, due on 20 March, will be the focus of a TUC evening rally against austerity, supported by Shelter and the Child Poverty Action Group. Called…

WP#370: Editorial – Unite the struggles and tear down the coalition

DAVID CAMERON could yet meet his poll tax moment. His latest outrage, the bedroom tax, is igniting massive discontent. The Welfare Reform Act includes an attempt to snatch back housing…

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…

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…

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