Back to basics
Barb Jacobson on the campaign for an unconditional basic income

A world without work: an interview with Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future
The World Transformed organiser Joseph Todd speaks to Nick Srnicek about his recent book making the case for a post-work society

The ‘new colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar
As its wealth is seized by foreign interests, Africa is facing a colonial invasion in many ways as devastating as the one it suffered in the nineteenth century. Ross Hemingway reports.

Ignore the critics, Labour is right to consider a basic income
A universal basic income isn’t something for nothing, but rather a recognition of a right to a meaningful life beyond the needs of the market, writes Andrew Dolan

Inequality: the slow revolution
In an extract from his new book, Inequality and the 1%, Danny Dorling argues that we need a nonviolent war of attrition against the rich

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the economy
'Osborne looks like a man who can’t believe his luck'

Summer event: the Spark
A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June

Time for a Basic Income
One year ago Red Pepper published a piece on the Basic Income, is it time to consider this idea a little more seriously? writes Andrew Dolan

David Harvey interview: The importance of postcapitalist imagination
From housing to wages, David Harvey says examining capitalism's contradictions can point the way towards an alternative world

Straight outta Kilburn: a manifesto to challenge neoliberalism
If neoliberalism has failed, why does it keep on going? Red Pepper caught up with the authors of the ‘Kilburn Manifesto’ to discuss their effort to find fresh ways out of the impasse

An income of one’s own: the citizen’s income
Bill Jordan says the citizen’s income is an idea whose time has come

The who, what and where of work
Karel Williams, Sukhdev Johal and Andrew Bowman introduce our 'The future isn't working' theme by looking at industrial strategy

A different way of doing things
Robin Murray explores the potential of co-ops to form the basis of an alternative economy

A bank worth backing
Christopher Hird looks at how the Co-op Bank has fared in the financial crisis

Co-operatise the state?
Can the co-op movement be one source of alternatives to marketisation? Hilary Wainwright explores

It’s all at the co-op
Jim Keogan reports on how co-ops are combining economic resilience with egalitarianism

The banks’ real stress test is still to come
The solvency of Europe’s governments has been under the spotlight in recent months, but Europe’s fragile and under-reformed banking system is a disaster waiting to happen, says Hugo Radice

Plan B and beyond
Dexter Whitfield argues that Compass’s alternative economic strategy, Plan B, is not enough

Richard Wilkinson interview: ‘The Spirit Level’ three years on
Tom Robinson talks to Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level, the influential book on inequality which is now being made into a documentary

The consequences of the EU bank rescue
Hugo Radice outlines the implications of the European Central Banks' recent actions to support the European Union's banking sector.

The euro: break or remake?
Kenneth Haar opens our debate about the future of the euro

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about a planned economy
'Millions of people have mind-numbing and soul-destroying jobs manufacturing crap we don’t need'

Economic crisis and post-capitalism
Mat Little interviews the economist Harry Shutt about economic crisis and the left alternative

The 2011 Budget and its global context
Hugo Radice picks apart Osborne's budget, and predicts difficult times ahead for the UK economy.

Bad news and more bad news?
Hugo Radice on the UK's latest GDP figures, and how they relate to the global economic context.

There is an alternative – unlock the surplus
UK companies are sitting on £600 billion, writes Duncan Weldon

The illusion of poverty reduction
'Microfinance' is much-celebrated, but has a terrible record, argues Milford Bateman

Countering the cuts myths
The government and the press say we are in the grip of a debt crisis caused by the 'bloated' public sector. Here, Red Pepper debunks the myths used to push cuts to jobs and public services

We are the crisis of capital
John Holloway, author of Change the World Without Taking Power, argues that our response to the global economic crisis should be to create spaces outside of capitalism, not demand that it exploits us better

Fiscal fire-raisers
Three Credit Ratings Agencies hold huge and unaccountable power over the economic policies of whole countries, says Paul Cotterill