Kapitalismus heute

Yearbook

  • Economic Democracy: A Crisis Alternative
  • On June 22, 2009, at the initiative of Espaces Marx (transform!) and the regional government of the Île de France, labour leaders, elected officials, scholars and representatives of civil society met to discuss economic democracy as an alternative to the...
  • Ways Out of Secular Stagnation?
  • In its Fall 2016 prognosis for the capitalist economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has notably scaled back its growth prediction for the USA. Sluggish investments – possibly also due to insecurity over the country’s future political leadership – have...

Focus

  • Europe, the Crisis, Divisions, Alternatives, Strategic Issues
  • This text has benefited from the seminar on crisis organized by transform! in Vienna in January 2010 and has been enriched from a debate carried out in the Managing Board of transform! europe and particularly thanks to the useful remarks of Walter Baier, Stephen...

Blog

  • Fighting Plant Closures
  • Results of a study from Germany The crisis on the international financial markets has had a powerful impact on the real economy. The explosive nature of the situation is produced by two crises coming together and to an extent reinforcing each other: asset...
  • Models of Capitalism in Europe
  • Seminar of the Dynamo-Group hosted by transform! europe, Paris, 18-19 March 2011 Publication: A triumph of failed ideas. European models of capitalism in the crisis
  • Consciousness in Europe in the Crisis
  • Organized by Espaces Marx and transform! europe, the workshop entitled “Consciousness in Europe in the Crisis: Resignation and Rebelliousness faced with Capitalist Domination” gathered public-opinion specialists from Greece, Germany and France – as well as social scientists.
  • Predatory Capitalism and the System’s Denial in the Face of Truth
  • Contemporary capitalism is characterized by a political economy which revolves around finance capital, is based on a savage form of free market fundamentalism, and thrives on a wave of globalizing processes and global financial networks that have produced global economic oligarchies with the capacity to influence the shaping of policymaking across nations.
  • The Beginning of the New Grand Game
  • The article deals with geopolitical aspects of new trade blocks that are either being negotiated or already in existence. The crisis of the multilateral trade system and the inability to accomplish the Doha round led in first place to an immense spread of free trade area agreements. However, as a reaction to a continuing bad economic situation in the West, together with increasing coordination of the BRICS countries, new trade blocks are being built.

Publication

  • Positions of the German Economic Associations Regarding Crisis Policies
  • How can the European and crisis policies of the German government be explained? Which interests do these policies serve and which social forces can they rely on? Which contradictions play a role? Which forces are in opposition to the government’s policies? In this contribution to a historical-materialist explanation of European crisis policies results from a study of the positions held by German employers’ associations are presented.