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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.

Cutting militarism

As politicians warn of post-election cuts in public spending, the question arises: how much could be saved by reducing Britain’s military presence worldwide?

To share or not to share?

With a 30 year perspective Woody Wood challenges the decline in the radical forms of wealth levelling


Harry Shutt, 'The Trouble with Capitalism: An Enquiry into the Causes of Global Economic Failure' and The Invisible Committee, 'The Coming Insurrection, Semiotext'

The Trouble with Capitalism: An Enquiry into the Causes of Global Economic Failure, Zed Books, 2009; ISBN 978 1 848 134 22 5; £16.99. The Coming Insurrection, Semiotext(e), MIT Press, 2009; ISBN 9781584350804; £9.95


Editorial: A culture of peace can only be built on an economy of peace

Why should Peace News, a paper devoted to peacemaking, concern itself so much with economic issues?

Jim Stanford, 'Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism'

Pluto, 2008; ISBN 978 0745327501; 360pp; £12.99


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