The IMF has debunked the myth that heightened inflation means workers should accept below-inflation wage rises — real wage cuts. Neville Spencer reports.
Neville Spencer reviews Alan Woods' excellent and readable history of philosophy, which is essential reading for students of Marxism.
Hundreds turned out to protest the coup in Sudan, reports Neville Spencer and Sue Bolton.
After eliminating almost all its generous pandemic spending measures, the federal government has indicated it will soft-peddle on further cuts in the May 11 budget. Neville Spencer reports.
Neville Spencer reviews a new book by Canadian socialist and political economist Michael Lebowitz.
As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.
Neville Spencer reviews John Bellamy Foster's The Return of Nature, which examines the ecological thought of those who came after Karl Marx and were influenced by his philosophy, politics and ecology.
The Robbery of Nature demonstrates the importance of understanding nature and society with a Marxist perspective, writes Neville Spencer.
Modern Monetary Theory has gained in popularity in the past couple of years. Neville Spencer reviews two recent books that provide excellent guides as to what MMT is about.
French economist Thomas Piketty became something of a global phenomenon when Capital in the Twenty-First Century topped The New York Times’ Best Seller list in 2014. He has now produced a follow-up work, Capital and Ideology, writes Neville Spencer.
Modern Monetary Theory is getting increasing attention as a means to solve economic problems, especially as governments spend big under COVID-19. Neville Spencer explains its usefulness and its limitations.
Blame for the dramatic fall in international stock markets in the last week of February has widely been pinned on the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the likelihood of a stock market crash was in place well before the virus emerged, writes Neville Spencer.
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