By Hannah Cross
By spring 2020, the coronavirus pandemic had led to the sudden recognition that a diverse body of precarious and underpaid workers on the ‘frontline’ is essential. Nearly three-quarters of undocumented immigrant workers in the US, an estimated five million people, are doing jobs ‘essential to the … Read More
In 1879, the magnificently named Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff MP met with a little known German journalist called Karl Marx.
According to Francis Wheen’s biography, Sir Mountstuart, in a letter he wrote shortly after the meeting, was of the opinion that, although Marx was a nice chap:… Read More
By Peter Dietsch
Our recent book Do Central Banks Serve the People? sheds a critical light on the actions of central banks in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis. Using the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England as examples, we show how they … Read More
Why we wrote the book.
By Damien Cahill and Martijn Konings
There are plenty of books on neoliberalism, so why write another one? Indeed, each of us have written plenty about neoliberalism in the past – so write add to this already massive literature?
The answer is simple – because … Read More
Platform Capitalism aims to undermine the self-aggrandising narratives of Silicon Valley, casting a critical eye onto the landscape of the leading capitalist firms. Here we find that – both in and out of the tech sector – firms have been adopting a new type of business model, premised upon bringing … Read More