Six marxists analyze the crisis

posted Feb 17, 2009, 12:01 PM by John Clegg
Over at workers' liberty they've got six new interviews with marxist academics on the crisis of capitalism:

Michel Husson: The Crisis of Neo-Liberal Capitalism
Fred Moseley: The Bondholders and the Taxpayers
Leo Panitch: The Chain Broke at its Weakest Link
Andrew Kliman: The Level of Debt is Astronomical
David Laibman: The Onset of Great Depression II: Conceptualising the Crisis
Costas Lapavitsas: The debacle of financialised capitalism

Andrew Kliman and David Laibman's interviews give the most comprehensive interpretation. Laibman provides an interesting tripartite historical schema of capitalist crises, and emphasizes the balance of forces between capital and labor in a way that echoes autonomist interpretations (eg. Caffentzis and Federici)