Welcome to the final issue of the year! In this post, we introduce the issue in a thematic way, including: for and against; issues within capitalism; and, capitalism around the world.
Defenders of the capitalist system often rely wholly on economics, ceding the ground of morality to their critics who proceed to brand free market enthusiasts as foul, greedy, selfish, or heartless. Yet it’s entirely unnecessary for the defenders of capitalism to continue the argument on
Chris Olewicz explores why we are no longer able to imagine alternatives to capitalism.
Article by Simon Renwick.
Alexander Titcomb explores the Keynesian and monetarist debate
In this article Lily Parr explores the relationship between capitalism and feminism
In this article, David Jeffery explores how capitalism itself can be used to force banking reform and how the power of demand can create more ethical high street banking.
Article by George Richards.
Article by Chris Olewicz.
In this article, Joe Austin considers the role of hedge funds in global financial markets and asks whether they played a part in causing the financial crisis that was sparked in 2007. The role of irresponsibility in markets is also explored. As a result of this irresponsibility, it can be argued that they should not be allowed to exist in their current form.