The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (ocap) is a direct action anti-poverty organisation which, since 1989, has become the focal point of resistance to neo-liberal capitalism in Canada's largest province. JeV Shantz outlines its forms of action and campaigns, developed to defend the needs of poor people and to work for a future where people are able to live decently.
This article examines the contribution of New Institutional Economics (nie) to the economic history of capitalism. In a conceptual critique the author argues that the attempt of nie to become more realistic, historical and social in its approach does not indicate a progressive research programme, but rather the degeneration of the tools of neo-classical economics.
European integration has opened up a new terrain of struggle that links the national, European and global levels in new and exciting ways. This paper explores whether a European labour movement is emerging from the struggles on this new terrain.
Richard Westra derives three core principles of an ontology of socialism from Marx's work in Capital. He then outlines what adherence to the principles implies for the issues of calculation, motivation and discovery in the construction of a genuine socialism.
The authors provide a critical examination of established terms, shareholder value, corporate governance and Wnancialisation, before suggesting a new generic term, coupon pool capitalism. It is argued that the coupon pool concept distinctively emphasises the generation of contradictions and instabilities of capital markets.
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