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Economics

Capitalism hits the fan

Let me begin by saying what I think this crisis is not. It is not a financial crisis. It is a systemic crisis whose first serious symptom happened to be finance.

Is capitalism dead?

Here we are, in a world of financial and economic pain, with millions of people around the world facing unemployment, reduced pensions, and reduced incomes, all because of the “credit crun

Footprints for change

The credit crunch exposed many of the failures of the capitalist system and made us question where to go from here to be rid of the free market’s stranglehold: it seems as if the “invisibl

Credit Crunching books

To illuminate the credit crunch and to find a new way forward, Peace News has chosen four recently-published books about the financial crisis.

Common Sense currency

Transition towns are a new and fast spreading initiative on how our communities can cope with climate change and the decline of oil supplies.

The economic argument

The Defence Committee's first report on Trident replacement was much better than I had dared hope for.

Margaret Legum, 'It doesn't have to be like this: Global economics - a new way forward'

Wild Goose Publications, 2003. ISBN 1 901557 76 6; 232pp; £9.99

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Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbott (dirs) based on a book by Joel Bakon, 'The Corporation'

English language; running time 144mins; at cinemas on limited release

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Simon Tormey, 'Anti-Capitalism: A Beginner's Guide'

Oneworld Publications 2004; ISBN 1 8516 8342 9; 192pp; £9.99

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DSEi: the tip of the subsidy iceberg

The Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEi) is the highly-visible tip of a very large murky iceberg of UK government financial support for arms exports.