You are not much of a leftover Marxist if you are not predicting a crisis in capitalism is on the horizon.
Capitalism is supposed to collapse under its own inner contradictions.
Professional stock market tipsters are notorious from specialising in predicting doom as well and they still get listened too despite terrible forecasting records.
Plenty of people warned of dark days ahead in the lead up to the global financial crisis. An essay anyone can read with profit is Ross Levine’s An Autopsy of the U.S. Financial System: Accident, Suicide, or Negligent Homicide? His abstract says
The evidence is inconsistent with the view that the collapse of the financial system was caused only by the popping of the housing bubble (“accident”) and the herding behavior of financiers rushing…
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