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Editorial Notes

With the present state of the world, it is timely to look at the concept of “crisis”, a most frequently used term nowadays. For Marxists, “crisis” has multiple connotations. more ...

China, socialism and sustainable development: A study tour

by David Matters
In May this year, I attended a two-day conference, “Marxism and Sustainable Development”, took a trip along the Yangtze, visited the Three Gorges Dam and toured Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing, all to study sustainable development. more ...

Marxism and Sustainable Development

World Association for Political Economy
Marx identified many potential sources of contradiction in the expansionary dynamic of capitalism. In examining the sources of crisis in capitalism, Marx did not ignore the pressures economic expansion could place on the natural environment. Nevertheless, the full scale of this potential contradiction was not yet visible in the 19th Century. more ...

Opening Address: World Association for Political Economy

by Professor Cheng Enfu
Today we meet again in the beautiful town of Langfang, to discuss global and national sustainable development issues, following the first successful WAPE forum, held in April 2006 in Shanghai with theme of Economic Globalisation and Modern Marxian Economics and the second WAPE forum, successfully held in October 2007 in the University of Shimane, Japan to probe into the theme The Political Economy of the Contemporary Relationship between Labour and Capital in the World. more ...

Ideological struggle and the socialist market economy

by Erwin Marquit
In an article in the July 2007 Political Affairs, “Class Struggle in a Socialist Market Economy,”; I attempted to illustrate the different form of class struggle that takes place in a socialist-oriented mixed economy with a strong capitalist component. more ...

The Pentagon strangles our economy: Why the US has gone broke

by Chalmers Johnson
The military adventurers in the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups thought that they were the “smartest guys in the room” — the title of Alex Gibney’s prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neo-conservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination. more ...

Editorial Board Members:

Eddie Clynes (Editor), John Bailey, Rob Gowland, Hannah Middleton, Peter Symon.