Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Is China Socialist ? by Barry Naughton




Abstract

It has been 40 years since Deng Xiaoping broke dramatically with Maoist ideology and the Maoist variant of socialism. Since then, China has been transformed. Forty years ago, in 1978, China was unquestionably a socialist economy of the familiar and well-studied "command economy" variant, even though it was more decentralized and more loosely planned than its Soviet progenitor. Twenty years ago--that is, by the late 1990s--China had completely discarded this type of socialism and was moving decisively to a market economy. China today is quite different both from the command economy of 40 years ago, and from the "Wild West Capitalism" of 20 years ago. Throughout these enormous changes, China has always officially claimed to be socialist. Does the "socialist" label make sense when applied to China today?

SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE :

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.31.1.3

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jack Ma voice of Chinese Capitalism




Political Economy Research says Trump is using Jack Ma against Jeff Bezos of Amazon - no national loyalty by Trump the transaction man - bourgeoisie are a bunch of brothers who fight each other.

Jeff Bezos owns Washington Post which criticizes Trump  - capitalists have one loyalty profit - if Jack Ma stands with China he will be against Trump and not aid his anti Bezos campaign.

The Bourgeoisie will not defend China's national interest just like the Russian Oligarchs who flirt with Trump - they are profit patriots.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Eamonn Fingleton, commentator for Forbes, about why Trump will not be able to accomplish his goals on trade and other policies



Eamonn Fingleton the man who correctly forecast Trump victory now says Trump will fail on trade policies and other goals

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Russia : A new Imperialist Power ? by Buzgalin, Kolganov and Barashkova




Political Economy Research published a series of articles on Russia and Question of Imperialism a few years ago - the case for Russia being Imperialist was given by RCIT here

http://democracyandclassstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/russia-its-monopoly-capital-and-its.html

The opposite case is well argued in the study above by Buzgalin Kolganov and Barashkova..