Economy

Furlough end threatens 1 million jobs

Mass unemployment and the scourge of long-term joblessness have returned.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  27 August 2021

Stop the third wave: no trade-off between lives and livelihoods

Coronavirus cases are surging once again.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  12 June 2021

Nothing surprising in Starmer’s response to the Spring Budget

Starmer opposes Corporation Tax increase.

Alex Rutherford  ·  11 March 2021

Capitalism and the new mass extinction

Species extinction and the destruction of nature.

Dave Brody  ·  15 November 2020

Health vs the economy: what’s the best way out of the pandemic?

For a zero-covid strategy.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  08 November 2020

The global crisis, the working class and the left

The global working class is threatened by the pandemic and economic crisis.

Red Flag  ·  18 July 2020

Global capitalism at a turning point

Our perspectives on the current global situation, League for the Fifth International Congress in Berlin, June 2019

Red Flag  ·  10 August 2019

China: free market not going according to plan

By Peter Main 7 July, 2015 The volatility of the Chinese stock markets in the last week is symptomatic of the problems facing President Xi Jinping’s economic strategy. Between June 12 and July 8, the Shanghai market dropped by 28 percent, wiping some $3.5 trillion off the value of shares and forcing the government to […]

Red Flag  ·  13 July 2015

2015: their New Year's resolutions and ours

Chancellor George Osborne’s early Christmas present came in the form of the Autumn Statement, which threatened to cut public spending to levels not seen since the 1930s, writes Jeremy Dewar Despite early attempts by the Tories to spin the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as a tweaking of their austerity programme, with Prime Minister David Cameron even […]

Red Flag  ·  31 December 2014

Britain: left unprepared for stormy election period

As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in many decades, Workers Power surveys the state of the economy, the labour movement and the far left Britain stands on the verge of an election campaign whose outcome is, as everyone accepts, uncertain. Yet instead of this exciting people by the prospect of a lively debate of […]

Red Flag  ·  08 December 2014

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