Marx and Engels on the State

Originally posted on Bob Jessop:
This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Marx and Engels on the state’, in S. Hibbin, ed., Politics, Ideology, and the State, London: Lawrence and Wishart, 40-68, 1978. *** It is a commonplace that Marx did not produce an account of the…

Eurozone: A Sluggish economy offers no extra jobs – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

http://europeansting.com/2014/01/09/eurozone-a-sluggish-economy-offers-no-extra-jobs/

Twenty years since NAFTA: Mexico could have done worse, but it’s not clear how

Originally posted on Real-World Economics Review Blog:
from Mark Weisbrot It was 20 years ago that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico was implemented. Here in Washington, D.C., the date coincided with an outbreak of the bacteria cryptosporidium in the city’s water supply, with residents having to boil…

Puzzle or Misreading? Stagnation, Austerity and Left Politics | The Bullet No. 920

Puzzle or Misreading? Stagnation, Austerity and Left Politics | The Bullet No. 920. That the many attempts to theorize the crisis of 2008, the deepest crisis since the Depression, have at best been inconclusive should not be all that surprising. After all, as Michael Bernstein noted in the late 1980s, a half-century after the Great … More Puzzle or Misreading? Stagnation, Austerity and Left Politics | The Bullet No. 920