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  • Capitalism with Ethics

    Capitalism with Ethics

    Once the crisis wanes, we are likely to hear ever louder calls for a new social contract, for ushering in a world where happiness, joy and harmony, climate, environment and Nature will be reckoned as more fulfilling objectives of life as well as of business, much more than products, profits, possessions and wealth

    September 20, 2020
  • Distressing apathy of the urban middle-class

    Distressing apathy of the urban middle-class

    When reality becomes too gruesome to tolerate, apathy of the urban middle class takes a backseat.

    June 17, 2020
  • Return of Alternatives

    Return of Alternatives

    The publication of previously unknown manuscripts in the German MEGA2 edition, along with innovative interpretations of his work, have opened up new research horizons and demonstrated more clearly than in the past his capacity to examine the contradictions of capitalist society on a global scale and in spheres beyond the conflict between capital and labour.

    May 15, 2019
  • Thus Capital

    Thus Capital

    Capital went on sale on 14 September 1867. One century and a half after its publication, it has become one of the most translated, sold and discussed works in the story of humanity. For those who wish to understand capitalism, and also why workers must fight for a ‘superior form of society whose fundamental principle is the full and free development of each individual‘, Marx's Capital is, now more than ever, an indispensable work.

    December 30, 2018
  • Fraudsters flee

    Fraudsters flee

    The opposition parties are up in arms over the growing menace of crony-capitalism (suit-boot-ki-sarkar), and the ruling dispensation is offering an equally cavalier defence of the industrialists. While both perceptions are partially true, they also betray the grim realities, complexities and complicities that muddy the intricate reality and relegate the essential discourse only to political …

    August 10, 2018
  • Greedy capitalism, cancelled summit

    Greedy capitalism, cancelled summit

    The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is an act of great diplomatic deceit. To be clear about what preceded this decision: Vice President Mike Pence made reference to the US’s neoconservative actions in Libya – which led to the death of Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of …

    May 27, 2018
  • The prescience of Karl Marx

    The prescience of Karl Marx

    By the time the centenary of Karl Marx’s death was marked 35 years ago, devotees of his ideas were struggling to promote their continued relevance. After all, by then the world differed remarkably from the mid-19th-century state of affairs, with most of the advanced capitalist nations capitulating to some extent to the need to ward …

    May 4, 2018
  • Read Karl Marx!

    Read Karl Marx!

    This year marks the bicentenary of Marx’s birth, and new books and movies have been dedicated to his life. The relevance and significance of the ‘most interesting scholar of the 19th and 20th centuries’ is laid bare in this conversation where Immanuel Wallerstein articulates the many reasons why he exhorts young students to read Marx, and not books about him.

    April 7, 2018
  • Why are we blind to inequality?

    Why are we blind to inequality?

    The concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.” These words sparked the French Revolution. Across the Atlantic …

    January 21, 2018
  • N Murthy trashes AI as hype, asks IT leaders to be less greedy

    N Murthy trashes AI as hype, asks IT leaders to be less greedy

    Corporate thought-leader and Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has flayed the high wage hikes that senior managements have been apportioning to themselves when the software industry is in trying times and has advised them to make “sacrifices” to maintain common man’s faith in capitalism. Conceding that times are difficult for the IT services sector, Murthy …

    December 24, 2017
  • Modi government promoting crony capitalism: Rahul Gandhi

    Modi government promoting crony capitalism: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of promoting crony capitalism at a heavy cost to the small and medium enterprise. “The debt of farmers in Gujarat is to the tune of Rs 36,000 crore, but Tata Nano has been given Rs 60,000 crore loan at 0.01 per cent,” Gandhi …

    September 4, 2017