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PN interviews Michael Albert of Z Magazine on his model of anarchist economics.


John Lanchester, Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay; Paul Mason, Meltdown: The end of the age of greed

Whoops! (Penguin, 2010, 2nd edition; 256pp; £9.99); Meltdown (Verso, 2010, 2nd edition; 288pp; £8.99)


John Bowles (ed), 'The Fair Trade Revolution' and Orla Ryan, 'Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa'

The Fair Trade Revolution, Pluto Press, 2011; 257 pages; £12.99. Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa, Zed Books, 2011; 176 pp; £12.99


No big banks!

On 5 March, the governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, warned that there could be another major financial crisis and accused major banks of being keen “to make money out of gullible or unsus

Climate rage

Diana Marquand, Carmarthenshire

Your interview with Phil Thornhill (PN 2527) on “The capitalism question and climate change” shows a regrettable reluctance on his part to face the facts and a lack of joined up thinking.

74% of British people support wealth tax

The overwhelming majority of people in Britain support the idea of a one-off 20% wealth tax on the richest 10% of the population that could pay off the national debt.

Editorial: All in this together?

Back in June, the prime minister said that in resolving the country’s financial crisis, the coalition government would act “in a way that protects the poorest and most vulnerable in our society; in

The capitalism question

Can we stop climate change without first overthrowing capitalism? PN sought views from around the movement.


Editorial: The triple challenge

A peaceful society can only be based on a peaceful economy.

More good news

According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2010, the fortunes of super-rich have soared by a third over the past year of recession and increasing unemployment.