Hillel Ticktin

Hillel Ticktin is a Marxist theorist and economist. He was born in South Africa in 1937 but had to leave to avoid arrest for political activism. He then lived and studied in the Soviet Union, where his PhD thesis, which was critical of official Communist Parties, was rejected. In 1965 he began teaching at Glasgow University, which later appointed him Professor of Marxist Studies. In 1973 he co-founded Critique, a Journal of Socialist Theory.

Summing up his work, Ticktin says: "My work on the political economy of the USSR showed it to be inherently unviable, and nothing to do with socialism, while not being capitalist. My work on capitalism or the West has been to demonstrate the nature of the decline of capitalism, discussing finance capital and the importance of the Cold War."

Life story off Hillel H. Ticktin


Ticktinin ajatuksista, TL:n muistoja, 19.9.2019

Finland's "year of danger" 1970, 15 September 2005

Markkinatalouden kaikkoava haave, Ydin 1993

Neuvostoliiton reformien umpikuja, BBC Finnish Section, 27.11.1990

Neuvostoliiton tie markkinatalouteen on tukossa, Ydin 1990



A convenient enemy, Weekly Worker, 21 Februry 2019

Hillel Ticktin's contributions to Marxist theory, The Charnel-House, 27 April 2018

Process of decomposition, Weekly Worker, 18 January 2018

Stay as money, face death as capital, Weekly Worker, 21 January 2016

Failed transition and crisis, Weekly Worker, 15 May 2014

Imperialism, war and crisis by Yassamine Mather, Weekly Worker, 17 April 2014

Political economy of chaos, Weekly Worker, 10 April 2014

Economic crisis: Only our class can force change, Weekly Worker, 19 December 2013

Economic crisis: Only our class can force change, Weekly Worker, 19 December 2013

Austerity: His side is winning the class struggle, Weekly Worker, 5 December 2013

Capital's labour of Sisyphus, Weekly Worker, 28 November 2013

A brief history of the present crisis, Viewpoint, 18 October 2013

Capitalism: Declining forms, failing system, Weekly Worker, 8 August 2013

Eurozone: Road to nowhere, Weekly Worker, 1 August 2013

World economy: Unforseen consequences, Weekly Worker, 4 July 2013

From finance capital to austerity muddle, Weekly Worker, 13 June 2013

Austerity: The madness of a dying system, Weekly Worker, 29 November 2012

Economics of the madhouse Hillel Ticktin reviews Paul Krugman's End This Depression Now! Weekly Worker, 25 October 2012

A Brief History of the present crisis, International Viewpoint, 29 August 2011



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