Economic Crisis Archive

2016

  • Brexit, Trumpism, Sanders, and the Decrepit State of Capitalism: Against Political Determinism
  •   by Michael Rectenwald Published simultaneously in With Sober Senses... Read more

  • Dunayevskaya’s review of Mattick’s Marx and Keynes
  • In light of the recent growth of revolutionary-sounding but anti-proletarian... Read more

  • Video: Madrid Debate on Economic Crisis — Steve Keen vs. Steve Keen (and Andrew Kliman)
  • On March 10, a lively debate took place between Andrew Kliman and Steve... Read more

    2015

  • Harvey vs. Marx on Crisis: Kliman’s Rejoinder
  • Editors’ note: David Harvey recently published a critique of Marx’s... Read more

  • Audio: Harvey versus Marx on Capitalism’s Crises
  • Editors’ note: This article is Andrew Kliman’s response to David Harvey’s... Read more

    2014

  • Underestimating Evidence, Capitalists, and Workers: A rejoinder to Sam Gindin
  • [MHI Note: This article originally appeared in New Left Project on May... Read more

  • Clarifying “Secular Stagnation” and the Great Recession
  • [MHI Note: This article originally appeared in New Left Project on March... Read more

  • What Lies Ahead: Accelerating Growth or Secular Stagnation?
  • Originally published at e-International Relations, January 24, 2013. Recent... Read more

    2013

  • Video: Roundtable on “Can Redistribution Solve Capitalism’s Crises?”
  • A roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI)... Read more

  • Video: “Can Income Redistribution Rescue Capitalism?”
  • Discussion of New MHI Pamphlet, “Can Income Redistribution Rescue Capitalism?:... Read more

  • The Unmaking of Marx’s “Capital”: Heinrich’s Attempt to Eliminate Marx’s Crisis Theory
  • The Unmaking of Marx’s Capital Heinrich’s Attempt to Eliminate... Read more

  • Monthly Failure to Review: Even Worse than I Thought
  •   “However like Columbo Kliman usually goes on to say ‘and one... Read more

  • Bruce Wallace’s “Creative Accounting” (further critique of Monthly Review statistics)
  •   Creative Accounting  by Bruce Wallace [Editor’s Note: This... Read more

  • Video: Inequality and the Great Recession
  • We generally don’t post videos of new presentations given by Andrew... Read more

  • More Misused Wage Data from “Monthly Review”: The Overaccumulation of a Surplus of Errors
  • . May 8, 2013: A downloadable PDF of this article, including all graphs... Read more

  • “The 99%” and “the 1%” … of What?
  • This is the second of a series of monthly columns by Andrew Kliman that... Read more

  • Video: “Radical Interpretations of the Present Crisis”
  • On November 14, 2012, Platypus Affiliated Society sponsored a panel entitled... Read more

  • Reply to a Review of “The Failure of Capitalist Production”
  • by Andrew Kliman, author of The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying... Read more

  • Rotting Foundations Underneath the “Fiscal Cliff”
  • This is the first of a series of monthly columns by Andrew Kliman that... Read more

    2012

  • Video: Cambridge Union Debates Whether Capitalism Has Failed
  • On Oct. 4, the Cambridge Union Society at Cambridge University in England... Read more

  • Video: “Why Trickle-Up Economics Won’t Work”
  • The “Crisis of Distribution” Myth and its Political Implications — MHI... Read more

  • Video: MHI Panels at Left Forum 2012 on Harvey’s and Kliman’s Books
  • MHI sponsored two panels at the Left Forum, held in New York City at Pace... Read more

  • Video: “The Failure of Capitalist Production” at Bluestockings
  • Andrew Kliman gave the first public talk in New York City on his new book,... Read more

    2011

  • New Book: The Failure of Capitalist Production
  • The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession by... Read more

  • Roubini and Magnus on Underconsumption and Marx
  • A response to Mike West’s question on Roubini’s remarks, “including... Read more

  • No Increase in Employment in August
  • The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that nonfarm payroll employment... Read more

  • Double-A-Plus Debt and the Double-Dip Recession Threat
  • by Andrew Kliman On August 5, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), one of... Read more

  • U.S. Economy Remains in Doldrums; Recovery Stalling
  • by Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s Capital: A refutation... Read more

  • More on “Value and Crisis: Bichler & Nitzan versus Marx”
  • The beginning of Andrew Kliman’s “Value and Crisis: Bichler... Read more

  • Video: “Marx’s Capital and the Economic Crisis”
  • A video recording of the panel “Marx’s Capital and the Economic... Read more

  • Audio: Kliman on “The ‘Stagnant Pay’ Myth & Capitalist Production”
  • Geoffrey McDonald and Andrew Kliman gave presentations during the “Dimensions... Read more

  • Video: “The Great Recession & Its Aftermath” at the 2011 Left Forum
  • The Great Recession & Its Aftermath click here Recorded March 19, 2011... Read more

  • 3/22 (NYC): Talk on “Crisis, Austerity & Resistance in the Euro Zone”
  • Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance in the Euro Zone: A View from Finland A... Read more

  • Value and Crisis: Bichler & Nitzan versus Marx
  • By Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”:... Read more

    2010

  • Economic Crisis Conference Featured Wide Participation and Debate
  • One hundred and fifty people came — from New York, New Jersey,... Read more

  • Post-Conference Discussion: Add your voice now!
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative convened a conference on “The Economic... Read more

  • Proposal for a Network for the Circulation of Theoretical Struggles
  • Capitalism’s most severe financial crisis since the 1930s and the Great... Read more

  • Critique of Nov. 6 Economic Crisis Conference Announcement
  • By Stephen Block (Montreal). Marxist-Humanists need to find their way... Read more

  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Underconsumptionist Statistics
  • By Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”:... Read more

  • Appearance and Essence: Neoliberalism, Financialization, and the Underlying Crisis of Capitalist Production
  • By Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”:... Read more

  • Video: “Economics & Politics of the Current Crisis” @ the Left Forum
  • A video recording of a panel, “Economics & Politics of the Current... Read more

  • Reply to Michel Husson on the character of the latest economic crisis
  • By Andrew Kliman. In late December, Michel Husson, a Marxist economist,... Read more

  • Showdown at the HM Corral
  • By Andrew Kliman On Duménil and Lévy’s Cherry Picking of the Data At... Read more

  • Audio: “Roots of the Economic Crisis” @ Historical Materialism 2010 in NYC
  • On January 15th, Andrew Kliman gave a talk on the “Roots of the Economic... Read more

  • 1/15: Talk on the Roots of the Economic Crisis @ Historical Materialism 2010 in NYC
  • Please join us at the 2010 Historical Materialism Conference in NYC for... Read more

    2009

  • Video: “Temporal Value Theory at a Moment of Capitalist Crisis”
  • The Marxist-Humanist Initiative sponsored and participated in several panels... Read more

  • Reply to Bill Jefferies & the Permanent Revolution Organization
  • By Andrew Kliman. In an October 16 article, “ISJ 124: Kliman and... Read more

  • “I’ll never again be able to do anything other than laugh” — a comment by Sparky
  • The following was originally posted on August 20 by Sparky as a comment... Read more

  • Why They Won’t Do Away with Speculation
  • By Andrew Kliman. Don’t be fooled by all of the hand-wringing and... Read more

  • Public Meeting, July 8 in London: Andrew Kliman on “Causes and Implications of the Economic Crisis”
  • Andrew Kliman on “Causes and Implications of the Economic Crisis” Wednesday... Read more

  • Confronting Capitalism’s Economic Crisis, Meeting & 4-part Seminar
  • UPDATE: Video for the June 23 meeting is now available. Confronting Capitalism’s... Read more

  • Unrelenting Decline in US Home Prices
  • By Andrew Kliman. The latest Case-Shiller home price figures, which came... Read more

  • Cherry Picking Peaks and Troughs
  • Why Marxist Economists Dismiss Marx’s Law of the Tendential Fall... Read more

  • April Unemployment & Employment Stats: “less disastrous than before”
  • By Andrew Kliman, Author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital“: A refutation... Read more

  • Fictitious Capital and the New-Fangled Schemes of Public Credit
  • The text of talk by Marx’s theory of fictitious capital, capital... Read more

  • How (Not) to Respond to the Economic Crisis
  • By Andrew Kliman, Author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital“: A refutation... Read more

  • On the Roots of the Current Economic Crisis and Some Proposed Solutions
  • By Andrew Kliman, Author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital“:... Read more