Politicians and economists across the world are dusting off their copies of the works of economist John Maynard Keynes. Suddenly the free market...
"We need a tougher immigration policy and we need to stop seeing it as a dilemma. It's not. It's easy. I'm going to do my best to help the British...
When education secretary Ed Balls announced the abolition of Key Stage 3 SATs examinations for 14 year olds this month virtually no one came to...
The crisis of international capitalism will have a myriad of unforeseen consequences, one of which will be its impact on the privatisation of...
In October the government increased its guarantee on savings from £35,000 to £50,000. This means that if you have savings of up to this amount,...
The £5.5 billion bailout of Lloyds TSB came as Gordon Brown promised to crack down on bankers' bonuses. But the bank's chief executive, Eric...
The era of globalisation meant that national states would have no role in modern capitalism. This was a myth accepted by many, left and right. Mark L Thomas argues this was never the case and...
The collapse of the subprime mortgage market last year which spread to the global banking system is now biting into the real economy and employment, writes Kevin Devine.
How do the billions wiped off the stock market relate to the rest of the capitalist system? Joseph Choonara goes back to Karl Marx to explain.
The US ruling class are desperate to rescue their system from catastrophe. Mike Davis looks at what the new incumbent of the White House faces and what this means for ordinary Americans.
As the collapse of Iceland's economy threatens workers' living standards there, Sarah Ensor reveals how the Icelandic working class met the depression of the 1930s with militant resistance.
Manfred Ecker reports from Vienna on what is behind the growth of support for the Austrian far right parties.
My first thought when the government bailed out Northern Rock last year was, where the hell does it find this kind of money when there's never a spare million for a new school or hospital?
Thousands of bus workers across London have been part of a defiant fight against the privatised bus companies.
Economists, both left and right, are championing Keynes as the answer to the crisis. Since his theories do little to challenge the fundamental grip of capitalism, isn't it time for those on the...
You won't be surprised to know that I don't have much in common with Jamie Oliver.
How is it that history makes an unexpected leap forward?
John Molyneux gives the Francis Bacon exhibition a sympathetic review (Culture, Socialist Review, October 2008...
I read with interest Alex Callinicos's review of Mark Steel's latest book (Books, Socialist Review, September...
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