World Bank seeks a safe passage for global capitalism
In this critical assessment of an important new World Bank Report that attempts to make sense of the crisis and save capitalism from a global slump, John Clarke argues the real solutions will have to be won in struggle
The City casino relaunched
Terina Hine calls out the Tories’ plans for removing banking regulations, which were imposed due to the crisis of 2007-8, after over a decade of ballooning inequality.
Economics as self-harm: why the Bank of England is risking stagflation
Dominic Alexander explains why the Bank of England's response to inflation will be disastrous, particularly for working people
The strange reinvention of spreader Sunak – CounterBlast
The Chancellor would like us to forget he is personally responsible for some terrible decisions made during the pandemic, writes Sean Ledwith
The Coronavirus debt: why we shouldn't pay it back
The ruling class will use the same tricks as in 2010 to justify more austerity. Susan Newman argues that nothing less than total economic transformation will do.
The viral bug that crashed the economy
The seeds for the economic meltdown that we face now were planted a long time ago, says David Bush
A Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank merger spells trouble
The proposed merger of German banks is a disaster waiting to happen and exposes the weaknesses at the heart of European capitalism, argues Chris Bambery
Bank of England told to return Venezuela's gold
Over a hundred protesters rallied outside the Bank of England to demand it returns Venezuela's gold, reports Shabbir Lakha
Better to overthrow the system than try to outsmart it: review of ITV's Cleaning Up
What’s not to like about humble cleaners taking advantage of massive corporations and making money from insider trading in Sheridan Smith’s latest series Cleaning Up on ITV?
Interest rates, wages and the UK economy
As he analyses the state of the economy, Michael Roberts finds that the capitalist sector of the British economy has failed to deliver for the needs of the people
What does this week's stock market crash mean?
As the stock market plunged this week and fears of a 2007 repeat spread like wildfire, Michael Roberts analyses what the crash could mean
The state, capital and predictions for the global economy
Amidst the festive season Chris Bambery asks what 2017 holds in terms of what affects us most directly: jobs, housing, income - in other words the economy
Royal Bank of Scotland: socialism for the rich
The final reckoning of the 2007/8 crash will be played out in the realm of politics not economics, argues Chris Bambery
Deutsche Bank crisis: too big to fail?
Chris Bambery looks at the Deutsche Bank crisis in Germany, and speculates about the consequences for the European and global economies
Things you need to know about the British economy
explains British finance capital and its global role, and also has important political implications, argues Chris Nineham
Stock markets plunge: there may be trouble ahead
As stock markets tumble again, the recovery Osborne was boasting about rests on shaky foundations
Hollywood takes on the bankers? Review of The Big Short
Mckay's film exposes the greed at the core of the system, but fails to tell the story of those most affected by the crisis
Who are the real spongers?
Graphic showing the vast scale of the Bank bailouts compared to estimates of benefit fraud for the last ten years