WHAT CAUSES MARKET TURBULENCES, the rate of profit or the rate of interest?

This article investigates the market turbulence this week caused by a rising rate of profit.

IS NATIONALISING THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS OF THE ECONOMY A VALID TRANSITIONAL DEMAND?

Those on the left who call for the nationalization of only the top corporations, anywhere between 100 and 500 depending on the group, are proposing that the route to communism first passes through the portal of state capitalism.

COVID 19: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (profitable)

BITCOIN AT $50,000, INTEREST RATES AT 1.3%

THE PANDEMIC HAS PROVIDED A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXAMINE THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS.

‘WHY MARX WAS RIGHT’ and where Terry Eagleton is wrong.

As dialectical materialists we are barred from hypothesizing about “what” the future will look like. However, provided we meet the following threshold – a concrete understanding of the inner workings of the capitalist mode of production – we are not debarred from hypothesizing about “how” the future can work. This article analyzes Mr. Eagleton’s worthwhile book.

FICTITIOUS CAPITAL IS NO FICTION.

This article is based on data for the US only provided by the BEA.

Please note, this article confines itself to that element of Tier 2 fictitious capital involved in pure speculation. There is no intention to discuss the element of hedging risk, which seeks to reduce volatility rather than promote it as in the case of pure speculation.

THREE TRAGEDIES BORN IN THE WOMB OF NEO-LIBERALISM.

TRUMPISM DISSIPITATES WHILE DISCONTENT GROWS.

JANUARY 6TH, THE DAY TRUMP MADE ‘AMERICA BREAK’.

This article analyses the US economy, but it also pays tribute to the wave of Chine investment which drove the world economy up to 2014. To avoid confusion, it must be recognised that this wave ebbed because the complex rate of return in China (profitability) began to fall in 2013 and only for this reason. This was a function of the increase in the composition of capital. Thus, methodologically it is profitability that initiates investment rather than the other way round. This point was not emphasized in the body of the article.