We are now 10 years into the biggest economic crisis that capitalism has ever seen. None of the mainstream economists, politicians, or academics have any answers or alternatives to this crisis.
The best explanation for how capitalism works (or how it doesn't) can be found in Karl Marx's economic writings - for example, in "Das Kapital", written 150 years ago. In these, Marx explains why some things are more valuable than others; where profits come from; and why capitalism goes into crisis.
Join the Reading Marxist this week, with guest speaker James Kilby of Socialist Appeal, as we discuss the fundamentals of Marxist economic ideas - and why we need to abolish the capitalist system.