MICHAEL ROBERTS

Michael Roberts worked in the City of London as an economist for over 40 years. He has closely observed the machinations of global capitalism from within the dragon’s den. At the same time, he was a political activist in the labour movement for decades. Since retiring, he has written several books. The Great Recession – a Marxist view (2009); The Long Depression (2016); Marx 200: a review of Marx’s economics (2018): and jointly with Guglielmo Carchedi as editors of World in Crisis (2018). He has published numerous papers in various academic economic journals and articles in leftist publications.

Books of the year

Can global capitalism endure?

Digital work and exploitation

Chips: the new arms race

Saito: the metabolic rift and de‑growth communism

China: Xi’s third term – part 3: chips, dual circulation and imperialism

China: Xi’s third term – part two: property, debt and common prosperity

China: Xi’s third term – part one: growth, investment and consumption

Ukraine: the invasion of capital

The future of work 3 – automation

The future of work 2 – working long and hard

The future of work 1 – remote working

Crypto unTethered

Climate change and wars