Financial Crisis

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Age of Austerity: Capital, the Financial Crisis and the State in Canada
McCormack, Geoffrey; Workman, Thom
Article
2016
The financial and economic crisis of 2008 has left a continuing legacy on social welfare, showing up in slow economic growth, unemployment and underemployment, and increasing social conflict. In the d...
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Chicken Game: Eurocrisis, Again.: Washington vs. Berlin
Sciortino, Raffaele
Article
2012
How does one take an autonomous position against the European policies of social butchery without falling into nationalist, anti-German nostalgia or into rhetoric against “Anglo-Saxon speculation”? Ho...
Global Leveraged Buyout or the "Longest Boom in Capitalist History"?: A Reply to Robert Fitch
Goldner, Loren
Article
2009
Fitch's recent article, while making some good points about the unraveling of the world financial system, is seriously flawed.
The Great Financial Crisis
Foster, John; Magdof, Fred
Book
2009
Foster and Magdoff are able to examine the complex interconnections associated with rising debt, weakening production and investment, stagnant wages, burgeoning unemployment, rapidly growing class ine...
Greece and the Future of European Democracy: Disfunction in the Eurozone
Ali, Tariq; Creston, Davis
Article
2015
Interview with Tariq Ali, author of "The Extreme Center: A Warning". Discussion addresses the current economic situation in Greece and the European Union's role in it.
Iceland's Revolution
Thorsteinsson, Vidar
Article
2016
After its financial crisis, Iceland put bankers in jail. But it didn't rein in capital. In reality the responses to the 2008–9 Icelandic banking crash were only modestly progressive and failed to brin...
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Four years after the beginning of the crisis, the neoliberal elite is trapped by the contradictions of the system on which its wealth depends.
A Marxist History of the World part 82: The Hungry Thirties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Beginning with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, the world economy entered the Great Depression. The misguided policies that world leaders pursued ensured that millions of lives were torn apart.
The Money Crisis: How bankers grabbed our money -- and how we can get it back
Stalker, Peter
Book
2015
A historical analysis exposing the flaws in the system that led to financial crisis.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
The People v. the Bankers: Greece Today, US Tomorrow
Hudson, Michael
Article
2010
The Greek "bailout" is actually a bailout of the international banks.
Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name
Cruz Díaz, Miguel A.
Article
2016
Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world's worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal ...
A Report on Recent Struggles in Greece
BIDA
Article
2010
In periods of crisis, such as the current period of overaccumulation crisis, capitalists use the politics of 'public debt' in order to devise new ways to intensify exploitation. In contrast with capit...
The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century
Milne, Seumas
Book
2012
A critical account of the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
Bird and Fortune - Subprime Crisis
Bird, John; Fortune, John
Film/Video
2008
The Subprime mortgage crisis explained. John Bird and John Fortune (the Long Johns) brilliantly, and accurately, describing the mindset of the investment banking community in this satirical interview.
A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm ...
We can't go on like this
Halimi, Serge
Article
2013
The legitimacy of capitalism as a way of organising society has been undermined; its promises of prosperity, social mobility and democracy have lost credibility. But there has been no radical change. ...
What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
Weeks, John et al.
Article
2016
Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at ...
Why American Financial Markets Have No Relationship to Reality: An Economic House of Cards
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
The bullion banks (primarily JP Morgan, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, Barclays, UBS, and Deutsche Bank), most likely acting as agents for the Federal Reserve, have been systematically forcing down the price of...
A World at Financial War: Will Greece Let EU Central Bankers Destroy Democracy?
Hudson, Michael
Article
2011
The crisis for Greece – as for Iceland, Ireland and debt-plagued economies capped by the United States – is occurring as bank lobbyists demand that “taxpayers” pay for the bailouts of bad speculations...

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Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
To facilitate research on social and economic issues facing Canada and to promote alternatives for business and government.
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...

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World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Customs Organization
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now recognized as the voice of the global Customs community. It is p...

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Capitalism is still in dreamland
Despite the markets' excesses, policymakers think they are in control
Elliott, Larry
2008
Reporting on the World Economic Forum 2008, the author finds the IMF's suggestion to cut taxes and interest to be perpetuating the myth that the crises is one of liquidity rather than solvency.
Failed neo-liberalism sees SA sleepwalking into a revolution
Nkosi, Redge
2013
Two decades into democracy the outcomes of our economic system and its policy framework are unambiguous: increased poverty, increased inequality, increased unemployment, escalating costs of living and...