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The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know
Magdoff, Fred; Yates, Michael D.
Book
2009
Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living stand...
The Accumulation of Capital
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1913
Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
The Age of Finance Capital -- and the Irrelevance of Mainstream Economics
Hossein-Zadeh, Ismail
Article
2015
Despite the fact that the manufacturers of ideas have elevated economics to the (contradictory) levels of both a science and a religion, a market theodicy, mainstream economics does not explain much w...
Age Shock: How Finance is Failing Us
Blackburn, Robin
Book
2006
Blackburn examines the realities of an aging demographic in the midst of the disintegration, from both a monetary and social obligation perspective, of sound financial conditions for the elderly.
The American Economy: Crisis and Policy
Mattick, Paul
Article
1971
Since capitalist economic policy must make no mention of the exploitation relations underlying the capitalist mode of production, economists and politicians must seek 'solutions' to economic problems ...
Apartheid, Militarism and the U.S. Southeast
Seidman, Ann
Book
1990
This is an easy to understand economic report on the joint relation between U.S. policies in Africa and jobs, income and investment in the U. S. Southeast. Seidman examines how the daily realities of ...
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Baran and Sweezy's Monopoly Capital
Mattick, Paul
Article
1966
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Bubbles Always Burst: the Education of an Economist
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Spouting ostensible free market ideology, the pro-creditor mainstream rejects what the classical economic reformers actually wrote. One is left to choose between central planning by a public bureaucra...
Canada's Great Divide: The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s
Yalnizyan, Armine
Book
2000
Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Capitalism for Beginners
Lekachman, Robert; Van Loon, Borin
Book
1981
An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life
Jacobs, Jane
Book
1984
Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it.
Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's School
Barlow, Maude; Robertson, Heather-Jane
Book
1994
The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control ...
The Comintern, CPUSA & Activities of Rank-and-File CPers
Post, Charlie
Article
1996
CP members, including worker and African-American militants capable of leading heroic mass struggles, were unable to develop their own revolutionary socialist viewpoint independent of the leadership. ...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
2013
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II: Economic Writings 2
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis and Paul Le Blanc)
Book
2015
This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the...
Cooperation at Work: The Mondragon Experience
Bradley, Keith; Gelb, Alan
Book
1983
A guide to work co-operatives, based on the experience of the Mondragon group of co-operatives in Spain.
Corporate influence Inside business How corporations make the rules: New Internationalist July 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look into how corporate democracy works and facts regarding corporate influence. Also looks into a short history of corporations.
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Book
1985
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
The Deficit Made me do it
Chorney, Harold; Hotson, John; Seccareccia, Mario
Book
Democracy Is that it?: New Internationalist June 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Democracy has become commonplace and its original meaning -- "rule by the people" -- has got lost. Real democracy depends on active citizenship, something that's missing from contemporary culture. Ar...
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory
Mattick, Paul
Article
1974
Economics and the Communist Manifesto -- Part 2
Slaugher, Jane
Article
1998
The relations of production have not been revolutionized by computers and lean production any more than they were overturned by the assembly line, the automobile, or the telephone: the owners still ow...
Economics of the War Economy
Mattick, Paul
Article
1959
Ever since Lord Keynes' dictum that wars - like pyramid-building and earthquakes - may serve to increase wealth, it has been increasingly recognized that war and preparation for war are necessary aspe...
The Economics of War and Peace
Mattick, Paul
Article
1956
Wars, like crises, are inherent in uncontrolled capital accumulation even though their actual occurrence in time is not predictable.
The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive
Baker, Dean
Book
2011
Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics. They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much more money and power, but also because they have accepted the conservative...
Ernest Mandel's Late Capitalism
Mattick, Paul
Article
1972
The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx: 1843 to Capital
Mandel, Ernest
Book
1971
Mandel discusses the development of Marx's economic ideas from their beginning to the completion of the Grundrisse. He combines a historical retrospective and a review of curent discussions on each of...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism
Plant, Judith
Book
1989
An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
Heretics and Renegades
Deutscher, Isaac
Book
1955
Essasy on the Soviet Union and the Soviet bloc.
Invisible Giant
Kneen, Brewster
Book
2002
A far-reaching analysis of a global food company that now has 800 locations in over 60 countries and more than 50 lines of business.
Ireland and the Irish Question
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1971
Brings together all of Marx's and Engels' writing on Ireland in one volume.
Junk Economics and the Parasites of Global Finance
Hudson, Michael; Ritchie, Justin
Article
2016
Justin Ritchie intervieww Michael Hudson about economics and global finance.
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...
Labour Gains, Labour Pains: 50 Years of PC 1003
Gonick, Cy; Phillips, Paul; Vorst, Jesse
Book
1994
This book is comprised of 4 parts: Historical Context, Origins and Evolution of the Fordist Accord, Case Studies, International Comparisons.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
Mandel's Economics
Mattick, Paul
Article
1969
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
Marx & Keynes: The Limits of the Mixed Economy
Mattick, Paul
Book
1969
According to Mattick, "Keynesianism merely reflects the transition of capitalism from its free-market to a state-aided phase and provides an ideology for those who mementarily profit by this transitio...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 28: Marx 1857 - 1861
Marx, Karl
Book
1861
Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 29: Marx 1857 - 1861
Marx, Karl
Book
Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 30: Marx 1861 - 1863
Marx, Karl
Book
Economic Manuscripts of 1861-63.
Marxism and Bourgeois Economics
Mattick, Paul
Book
1983
Just as the proletariat opposed the bourgeoisie, so Marx confronted bourgeois economic theory: not in order to develop it, or to improve it, but to destroy its apparent validity and, finally, with the...
Mattick, Paul - Writings - Index
Mattick, Paul
Article
Writings of Paul Mattick (1904-1981).
The Maximum Wage: A Common-Sense Prescription for Revitalizing America---by Taxing the Very Rich
Pizzigati, Sam
Book
1992
The author traces the history of attempts to limit incomes and proposes the adoption of a maximum wage to revitalize American economy.
The Meaning of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: Against The Current vol. 113
Albo, Greg
Article
2004
A feature of revolutions is that they keep coming around in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Who would have dared predict the eruption that was Seattle in November 1999, when the powers behi...
Monopoly Capital: An essay on American economic and social order
Baran, Paul A.; Sweezy, Paul M.
Book
1966
An analysis of American capitalism.
Monopoly Capital
Mattick, Paul
Article
1966
For Baran and Sweezy, capitalist problems are exclusively market problems.
The Myth of 'Simple Commodity Production'
Arthur, Christopher J.
Article
2005
Many misunderstandings have arisen from and about the structure of Capital. One of these is that Capital has an historical structure beginning with "Simple Commodity Production." As Chris Arthur shows...
Nature of Economies
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2000
Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planni...
The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa
Saul, John S.
Book
2005
An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
2001
Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them, inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015: Resisting Neoliberalism
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the ri...
Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
Pensions Under Attack: What's behind the push to privatize public pensions
Townson, Monica
Book
2001
Townson discusses the forces behind the drive to privatize public pensions and its impact on the financial security of seniors. In doing so, she traces a history from Pinochet's Chile to Thatcher's Gr...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
The Price of A Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization
Laird, Gordon
Book
2009
Describes a world where the economy's collateral damage includes oil spills and the poisoning of developing nations' working poor; the low wages and illegal labour practices of corporations leading to...
Privatizing Social Security: Who Wins?: Against The Current vol. 114
Prins, Nomi
Article
2005
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts and proposals to privatize the social security system. It was a key Republican platform item in the 2000 election. The idea was subsequently thwarte...
Progress Without People: In Defense of Luddhism
Noble, David F.
Book
1995
This book describes how jobs and skills will be lost through new technologies as they were in the 19th century industrial revolution.
Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx's economics
Hardy, Jane
Article
2016
The major global crises of the mid-1970s and 2008-9 provoked debates among the ruling class about the best economic policies to manage capitalism. For socialists and activists the question was differe...
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Review: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations
Mattick, Paul
Article
1968
Myrdal's dilemma is his theoretical attempt to combine irreconcilable, namely, a capitalist market economy with authoritarian controls designed to subject capital production to actual social needs. Th...
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell, George
Book
1937
George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
Rosa Luxemburg: Economics for a New Socialist Project
Schmidt, Ingo
Article
2014
Reading Marx’ Capital today leaves the same impression as reading Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital. One wonders whether Marx and Luxemburg really wrote their books more than one hundred years a...
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
Waters, Mary Alice
Book
1970
A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
Samuelson's 'Transformation' of Marxism
Mattick, Paul
Article
1972
Somehow, and for reasons known only to himself, Paul A. Samuelson cannot leave Marx alone.
Sanctioning Apartheid
Edgar, Robert
Book
1990
A useful guide to the background of apartheid and understanding current developments, particularly the success of the mass democratic movement in weakening racist policy.
The Seven Laws of Money
Phillips, Michael
Book
1974
A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
Sewell, John
Book
2009
Examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water, and sewage systems, highways and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have ...
Shooting the Hippo - Book Review
Article
Review of Shooting the Hippo: Death by Deficit and Other Canadian Myths.
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
Schumacher, E.F.
Book
1973
Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
Socialist Register 1995: Volume 31: Why Not Capitalism?
Panitch, Leo (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1995
Some Big Things Ha-Joon Chang Doesn't Tell You About Capitalism
Street, Paul
Article
2011
Chang exposes deadly falsehoods in many of the prevalent neoliberalism's supposedly self-evident "free market" truths. But Chang's book is plagued by key difficulties that belie its claim to iconoclas...
The Sub-Prime Market Crisis: Against The Current vol. 131
Prins, Nomi
Article
2007
It wasn't until I flew to the United Kingdom on Saturday, September 15th, that the globalized nature of the sub-prime contagion really hit home, as it were, for me. On my flight over, I grabbed a copy...
Towards a Canadian Economy
Goudzwaard, Bob; de Lange, Harry
Book
1986
The Tradition of Scientific Marxism
Holloway, John
Article
2002
John Holloway challenges the myth that Marx promoted a "scientific socialism" in the positivistic understanding of "science" and insists rather on the "negative" and critical aspects of science. For H...
Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights
Boulder, Kamala Kempadoo (ed.)
Book
2005
This collection of essays underscores the interlocking relationship between prostitution, migration and trafficking. They reveal a deep seated anxiety about borders, economic resources and the fragili...
25 Years After the Gdansk Uprising: Against The Current vol. 121
Weissman, Suzi
Article
2006
Suzi Weissman interviews David Ost. The occupation of the Gdansk shipyard by Polish workers in 1980, demanding recognition of their independent trade union Solidarnosc, rocked the Eastern bloc and ins...
The War after the War
Maclean, John
Book
1918
What is Economics?
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1916
An outline of economics from a Marxist perspective.

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Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Left Business Observer
Left Business Observer is a newsletter on economics and politics. This site collects some sample articles and background information.
Progressive Economics Forum
The Progressive Economics Forum aims to promote the development of a progressive economics community in Canada. The PEF brings together over 125 progressive economists, working in universities, the la...
Research Unit for Political Economy (India)
The Research Unit for Political Economy (R.U.P.E.), located in Mumbai (Bombay), India, is constituted under the People's Research Trust, which is a registered public trust. The R.U.P.E. runs on volunt...
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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Economic Community of Central African States
ECCAS aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market.
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization whose creation was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of Chin...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
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...

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Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Provost, Claire
2013
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.

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Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.