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Karl Marx: The Most Worldly Philosopher

by Zoltan Zigedy


October 15, 2016

Karl Marx turns up in the most unlikely places. Two and a half decades after most US and European public intellectuals gleefully announced Marx’s ideas henceforth irrelevant, The Wall Street Journal offers a surprisingly measured discussion of his thought under the title The Most Worldly Philosopher (10-1&2-2016). 1,846 more words


Winning the battle of ideas

by Robert Griffiths

A strong Communist Party can help develop the policies and boost the extra-parliamentary struggle needed to strengthen the left in putting forward a powerful, coherent position in the labour movement… 1,232 more words

Labour Movement

Popping bubbles: The man who knew better

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I HAVE not yet had an opportunity to read Sebastian Mallaby’s new biography of Alan Greenspan (pictured), The Man Who Knew. I have heard great things about it; you can read Martin Wolf’s review of the book in The Economist here. 192 more words

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NZ Inflation now at dangerously low level. 

The deflation risk will weigh heavily on the Reserve Bank, which is required to target an inflation band of between 1 and 3 per cent, which it has been outside for two years. 105 more words

Economics 101

Draft Budget In Denial

The Russian government gave its conditional approval this week for the 2017-2019 draft budget.

But opposition politician Vladimir Milov told Radio Svoboda in an interview yesterday that the government’s new budget is really not so new. 632 more words


Afternoon in America: Will the Fed greet the next president with a recession?

IT WAS just a few months into the presidency of Barack Obama that America crept out of the Great Recession and into the current expansion. With just three months to go in his second term, Mr Obama seems likely to pass that expansion on to his successor. 203 more words

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