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Challenging Oligarchies

There are three consensual positions in the left-wing debate on degrowth in Germany . First, the current societal structures including those of production and consumption mean than growth in GDP is leading to increasing social, ecological and global problems. Second, a sustainable and just solution to these problems, built on the principles of solidarity and […]

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of “The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to an Economic Explanation of Imperialism”: A century-old work remains current, provocative and seminal A hundred years since the first Berlin edition of “The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to an Economic Explanation of Imperialism,” no one needs a commemorative address to introduce the work. The work is […]

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Interview by Paul Manson Karl Marx, in London for a book signing, stumbles off the Eurostar and straight into an interview with Paul Mason at a café in King’s Cross. How does the credit crunch fit with the guru’s theory of crisis? I chose St Pancras to impress him, but he is not impressed. Stumbling […]

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“It is not the wind but the sail that determines the direction”. – Chinese proverb No Crisis Within the Crisis? Capitalism is in crisis – not in Russia, Mexico or Indonesia but globally and especially in its core. As in 1929, Wall Street became the crisis’s epicentre. It is indisputably the biggest economic and financial […]

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