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22 January 2014
The entire 'success story' rhetoric of the Irish government, the European Commission and their hangers-on when promoting Ireland's bailout exit is based on empty spin, hyperbole and untruths
4 December 2013
Robbery not recovery: When government ministers trumpet an economic recovery they must be referring to the amassed fortunes of the super-rich rather than the other 99%
27 November 2013
Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
14 August 2013
The media is lauding an economic recovery. Whether there is one and whether it has substance is discussed in the articles below.
19 June 2013
'Keep calm about university fees' was the slogan of a government funded advertising campaign aimed at mitigating the effects of fee hikes on application numbers in 2011, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
15 May 2013
Capitalist crisis: 'Desperate times call for desperate measures': On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection
20 March 2013
After months of 'calm' the capitalist debt crisis has resurfaced over the banking meltdown in Cyprus, sending financial markets into a spin
20 March 2013
What way forward for Greece and the working class in Europe?: On Friday 15 March 500 people attended a public meeting organised by the London branch of Syriza, the left party in Greece. Alexis Tsipras, Syriza's leader, spoke at the meeting
27 February 2013
Another bright idea that the Conservatives came up with recently is to pay people's benefits on a card that restricts what it can be spent on
13 February 2013
I volunteer for an advice agency and deal with some people's debt problems. Clients from all walks of life come in because they're worried and need the free help and advice we can offer, writes Carole Wood.
14 November 2012
Martin Mayer, Unite Executive Council member for Passenger Transport and chair of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Road Transport Section sent the Socialist his report of a dramatic stand-off in Ghana between a US 'vulture fund' and the Argentine government...
8 August 2012
Hinchingbrooke hospital is in debt due to costs incurred from a PFI scheme introduced by Labour. Now Circle Healthcare has been brought in to manage and 'save' the hospital
18 July 2012
Brazil, as part of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), has in recent years been seen as a 'hope' for the global economy, writes Marcus Kollbrunner, Liberdade Socialismo e Revolução (CWI, Brazil).
18 July 2012
'Education is a right not a privilege' was one of the main slogans of the tens of thousands of students who protested in 2010, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
9 May 2012
iPads for MPs: Up to £660. That's how much the gadget of the moment, the iPad, will set you back. Months of hard saving for most of us - but not if you're an MP. 70 MPs have already claimed expenses for an iPad
2 May 2012
Iceland's economy is growing again after the deep recession that struck in 2008. But the economic and political crisis is far from over, writes Per-Åke Westerlund. From Offensiv, newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden).
1 February 2012
This week there has been another set of statistics showing that £50,000 worth of debt is enough to make many people rethink plans to go to university
1 February 2012
Rapidly rising unemployment combined with wage freezes means that the average 25-64 year old American male earns about a quarter less than his 1969 equivalent.
7 December 2011
Merry Xmas...: The total UK personal debt at the end of October 2011 stood at an incredible £1,451,000,000,000 - an average household debt of £55,808 according to the financial education charity Credit Action...
28 November 2011
The Eurozone is at a tipping point. EU leaders are in disarray and have no clear strategy for resolving the crisis.
Fragmentation of the Eurozone could trigger another deep financial crisis and global economic downturn. Lynn Walsh, Editor, Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, analyses the crisis.
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