The 1% And Capitalism | by Shamus Cooke

By definition, capitalism is: An economic system based on private ownership of the means of production (industry, banks, technology), where through the process of market competition, production occurs for private profit — if something cannot be sold for a profit it is...
The Future of Banking

The Future of Banking

During the three years that have elapsed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 –an event which heralded the most serious global financial crisis since the 1930s – CEPR’s policy portal Vox, under the editorial guidance of Richard Baldwin, has produced 15 books...
Alexander Cockburn 1941-2012

Alexander Cockburn 1941-2012

  Alexander Cockburn, one of my journalistic and literary heroes passed away yesterday, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Cockburn’s acidic criticism, flourishing prose and general contempt for all that was orthodox, safe and banal, made him one of the...

After the World Ended (IV): But How Can It Be Done?

What has to be overthrown in the ANC is a party which nearly two-thirds of the electorate voted for, and which is led by some of the shrewdest and most unscrupulous politicians in the country. Somehow those people have to be persuaded to stop supporting it, and those...