2018 Capital as Power Essay Prize

November 30, 2018

2018 Capital as Power Essay Prize First Prize $1000 Second Prize $500 Third Prize $300 http://www.recasp.com/essay-prize The Review of Capital as Power (RECASP) announces an annual essay prize on the subject of capital as power.  The best paper will receive a prize of $1000. A prize of $500 will be awarded to the second best contribution, while … Read More

Francis’ Updated Buy-to-Build Indicator

September 5, 2018

Joe Francis, who written on the buy-to-build indicator before, has updated his data for the USA and the UK. Below is his post entitled ‘An Open Source Update of the Buy-to-Build Indicator’: The tendency toward buying other companies more than building new productive capacity continues in the United States In a past life I had … Read More

Africa and Capital as Power

March 21, 2018

This post was written by Tim DiMuzio and originally appeared on the website for Review of African Political Economy. Despite the fact that the ‘capital as power’ approach to critical political economy has been around for some time now, it is not very widely used and/or understood.  Part of the reason for this, I believe, … Read More

Podcast Interview with Blair Fix on Capitalism, Hierarchy, and Energy

February 9, 2018

Blair Fix, whose publications are available on this site, was interviewed by Post-Scarcity Anarchism. The interview covers his research on energy use and the relationship between hierarchy and personal income. Worth the listen!

Profit warning: there will be blood

December 12, 2017

The following research note by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan first appeared on Real World Economics Review Blog. We have just updated the charts in our 2014 RWER paper ‘Still About Oil?’, and the picture they portray reads like a capitalist call for arms. Beginning in the late 1980s, we suggested that, since the late … Read More

Comment on Can Capitalists Afford a Trumped Recovery?

May 12, 2017

The following commentary on Nitzan and Bichler’s piece ‘Can Capitalist Afford a Trumped Recovery?’ first appeared on the blog Pension Pulse, written by Leo Kolivakis. Earlier this week, I hooked up for a lunch with George Archer and Jonathan Nitzan, two friends of mine who also had previous stints working at BCA Research. I enjoyed our lunch … Read More

Did the Market Punish United Airlines?

April 19, 2017

In the days following the wide-spread distribution of a video depicting Chicago transportation police officers violently removing Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines flight, there was celebration as the market pummelled the airlines shares (UAL). Or did it? Although the incident generated a great deal of outrage on Twitter, and early in the trading … Read More

Spiegel Online Analysis of Deutsche Bank’s Differential Misfortune

January 2, 2017

Deutsche Bank was a central figure of the 2008 global financial crisis. While some of its compatriots, such as Goldman Sachs, have re-ascended to the commanding heights of global capital, Deutsche remains a shadow of its former self as seen in the graph below (screenshot from Yahoo! Finance). A comparison of Deutsche Bank (DB) with … Read More