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.

The state of capitalism

US economy: saved by immigrants

Pakistan’s misery continues

AI: open or closed?

Britain’s royal rip‑off

Banks on the Brink? The Origins, Nature, and Trajectory of the Crisis

Moral hazard or creative destruction?

SVB: from the valley to the chasm

Russia‑Ukraine: one year of war – the economics

Keynes and the left

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