Editorial

John Molyneux

Abstract


Throughout the eighteen months of the IMRs existence the joint question of the recession and austerity i.e. the determination of the ruling class internationally to make our class internationally pay for the crisis, has been the overarching political issue. Of necessity, therefore, it has been the question to which IMR has repeatedly returned.

This issue is no exception and we are very pleased to publish Michael Taft's expert study of the class impact of the recession in Ireland. This demonstrates graphically how the capitalist class has been able to use the recession to systematically enlarge capital's share of the national income at the expense of labour and makes proposals for demands around which the forces of organised labour can fight back.

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