By Samir Amin. From Monthly Review Press: Unlike such obvious forms of oppression as feudalism or slavery, capitalism has been able to survive through its genius for disguising corporate profit imperatives as opportunities for individual human equality and advancement. But it was the genius of Karl Marx, in his masterwork, Capital, to discover the converse … More New Book: Modern Imperialism, Monopoly Finance Capital, and Marx’s Law of Value
By David Harvey, John Smith is lost in the desert and dying for water. His trusty GPS system tells him there is fresh water ten miles to the East. Since he believes ‘for East to West’ one should ‘read South to North,’ he heads off to the South never to be seen again. This is … More David Harvey’s Response to John Smith on Imperialism
27-29th June 2018 Academics from the Global Development Institute are helping to convene a number of panels at the annual Development Studies Association conference taking place 27-29th June at The University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies of development, and demand investigation of the power relations that generate … More Call for papers: Development Studies Association Conference 2018
By Ramaa Vasudevan, This article seeks to understand the sharp divergence in the earnings of top managerial executives in the US since the 1980s, within the historical context of the evolution and transformation of the corporate landscape through the 20th century. In particular, as US multinational corporations expanded their reach to the global market at … More The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US
By Cihan Aksan & Jon Bailes, This article was first published by State of Nature, as part of the monthly “One Question” series, which solicits responses to a single query from a variety of thinkers. This month’s question — “Are we heading for another economic crash?” — received responses from Wolfgang Streeck, Cédric Durand, Susan Newman, David … More Are We Heading for Another Economic Crash?
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One of the most important stories I read, but did not write about, while I was away was the launch of the World Inequality Report 2018.* The authors of the report confirm what Branko Milanovic and others had previously discovered: that a representation of the unequal gains in world economic…
By John Smith, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and other acclaimed books on capitalism and Marxist political economy, not only believes that the age of imperialism is over, he thinks it has gone into reverse. In his Commentary on Prabhat and Utsa Patnaik’s A Theory of Imperialism, he says: Those of us who … More A Critique of David Harvey on Imperialism