Every Economic Question Is a Question of Power
The links between business, finance, and the state do not represent a perversion of liberal democracy — they are an unavoidable feature of capitalist political economy.
Big finance is sabotaging the real economy — that’s the central thesis of Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan’s new book, Sabotage: The Hidden Nature of Finance. Far from being a few isolated incidents of malpractice, the lying, cheating, and stealing exposed during the financial crisis constitute the main source of the sector’s huge profits. Sabotage is woven […]