Ten years ago, the world economy ground to a halt in the wake of the biggest financial crash in the history of capitalism. The vastly overinflated atmospheric […]
In June 1868, trade unions in Britain came together to launch a combined organisation. As the TUC — Trades Union Congress — celebrates its 150th birthday, the movement faces, arguably, its biggest battle for survival. Peter Arkell reports.
Membership of […]
In the e-book Democracy Unchained, Chapter 2 charts the rise of a corporatocracy that has re-fashioned the state to serve the needs of powerful corporations and their shareholders – particularly over […]
Luck determines the winners and losers of society, not merit or hard work. Those that start out with more get more, and those that start with little often fall through the gaps.
Inequality is not only caused by the human […]
Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Friday 9th June 2017
On the night of this […]
The robots are coming, there`s not much doubt about that. The question is: Are they welcome? And how do they actually make profits for the employer? Do they create profit in the same way as a human worker?
But first […]
You couldn’t argue with most of Labour’s manifesto drafted by Jeremy Corbyn and his team.
Abolition of tuition fees, extra resources for schools and the […]
We had to wait for elder statesman Ken Clarke in questions from MPs to introduce, ever so gently, a reference to the threat of recession. It was the first and last time even a hint of reality […]
‘Global disintegration’ threatens world economy – and that’s the architect of deregulation speaking!
The vertiginous, downward spiral of the global capitalist economy is at last forcing itself into the consciousness of even its most loyal supporters and advocates.
Not the least affected among them is Professor Lawrence Summers.
You won’t find […]