Capitalism & Crisis

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Political scientists show that average American has “near-zero” influence on policy outcomes, but their groundbreaking study is not without problems.

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Post image for Greece’s so-called recovery: a dangerous delusion

Government officials would have us believe that Greece is finally emerging from recession. Their unbridled sense of optimism is a dangerous delusion.

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Post image for In each other we trust: coining alternatives to capitalism

Beyond God and state, it’s money that rules. Can we still imagine alternatives? And what role will recent innovations like Bitcoin play in the struggle?

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Post image for David Harvey: the crisis of capitalism this time around

In this excerpt from his new book, the leading geographer reflects on the ongoing capitalist crisis and the historical moment in which we find ourselves.

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Post image for Crisis, City and Democracy: on the uprising in Turkey

As rebel geographies across the world grow increasingly disillusioned with the masquerade of liberal democracy, social explosions are sure to continue.

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Interview with Paul Mattick: more business as usual

by Global Uprisings on February 27, 2014

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“You can either try to do your best as an individual, or you’ll have to somehow, together with others, fundamentally alter the existing social system.”

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Future Suspended: a new documentary on Athens

by Jerome Roos on February 24, 2014

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Through a cinematic traversal of the city, Future Suspended traces the transformation of Athens’ crisis-ridden public space and those who dwell in it.

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Creditocracy: making the case for debt refusal

by Hollis Phelps on February 10, 2014

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In his latest book, Creditocracy, scholar-activist Andrew Ross makes a compelling case for debt refusal as “a protective deed on behalf of democracy”.

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The economics of revolt: an interview with Paul Mason

by Global Uprisings on February 6, 2014

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Speaking at the Global Uprisings conference, the British journalist reflects on the connection between the crisis of capitalism and recent uprisings.

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Post image for More evidence that capitalism never solves its crises

As David Harvey has noted, and as the ongoing emerging market panic confirms, capitalism never solves its crises — it merely moves them around geographically.

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