The Shape of the Beast | by Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast | by Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between...
Dexia and bailing out the banks | by Michael Roberts

Dexia and bailing out the banks | by Michael Roberts

The large Belgian Bank, Dexia, went bust over last weekend.  It provides a lot of pointers about the role of banking and how it fits into this crisis.  Dexia was bailed out before at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.  Then the Belgian and French governments...
The War Against The Poor | by Frances Fox Piven

The War Against The Poor | by Frances Fox Piven

Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Financial Morality We’ve been at war for decades now — not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising. You wouldn’t...