This introductory paper examine the discussion among Marxists about the rate of profit. It employs the method of symptomatic reading – attempting to present what the protagonists are really trying to say – and in this way differs from the adversarial method that has become standard.
Analyses the distinct economic roles of culture, creation, and innovation in the Creative Industries by assessing the fitness for purpose of their statistical definitions.On this basis it proposes a method for studying the relation between creative labour and innovation. Lax usage has made the term ‘Creative Industries’ a synonym for three distinct things: creativity, culture …
The report benchmarks London’s cultural offer against four other world cities: Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai and is the first comprehensive such undertaking compiled according to international standards. It was the progenitor of the full-fledged World Cities Cultural Forum which now benchmarks 42 world cities and has held an annual forum engaging their cultural …
This paper, from the International Review of Economics Education, was written on behalf of the UK-based Association for Heterodox Economists (AHE), and argues for a reformulation of the UK’s Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics (SBSE) on pluralist principles.
This landmark paper set out the case for a rigorous classification of creative industries and occupations that became the basis for the creative industry statistics of the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has since become a world standard. It resulted from a collaboration between Hasan Bakhshi of the UK think tank …
This is Alan Freeman’s introduction to Chris Freeman’s paper on Schumpeter Alan Freeman’s paper: Chris Freeman’s paper:
In the summer of 2015 I delivered this paper, written by my father Chris Freeman, at the University della Tuscia, where I was working at the time. The University had invited Chris to deliver a memorial lecture on Schumpeter. He spent a lot of time writing it, but was beginning to experience problems with blood …
Premature announcements of the eclipse of nation states under ‘globalization’ and ’empire’ stand exposed as the 21st century’s first economic crisis underlines their continuing importance. Book: See Also:
Die Debatte zwischen Samir Amin, Radhika Desai und Manuela Boatca fand am 20. Mai 2016 unter dem Titel »Widersprüche der nationalen Befreiung« statt im Rahmen eines Plenums der XX. Internationalen InkriT-Tagung, »Widersprüche des Nationalen« (19.-22. Mai 2016).
Originally published in Marxism 21, this article investigates the mechanisms and causes of recessions and depressions, and their relation to the more spectacular financial crises which announce them.
150 years after the publication of the first volume of Marx’s ‘Capital’, Radhika Desai’s CounterPunch article evaluates its significance for modern times.
An introduction to Volume 1 of the book ‘The Creation of Value by Living Labour: A Normative and Empirical Study’. By Cheng Enfu, Wang Guijin and Zhu Kui, vol. 1. London and Istanbul: Canut Press. 2018. Link to the introduction: Link to the book:
Alan Freeman’s acceptance speech, given to the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) in response to its Marxian Economics Award, July 2018. It deals with the relation required between Chinese and Western Marxist economists, in the light of China’s economic success, the prolonged stagnation of the industrialised economies, and the persistence of a high level …
This report, using data from a range of authoritative sources, studies the long-term postwar economic growth of the industrialised North and shows that this has fallen continuously, with only brief and limited interruptions, since at least the early 1960s.
This paper studies the long-term evolution in inequality between nations, defined as the ratio of GDP per capita of the two groups conventionally called ‘The North’ and ‘The South’.
Diapositivos para acompanar una presntacion a UNAM el 23 Abril sobre la economia mundial y su relacion con la tasa de ganacia, y los raices de la guerra del Norte contra el Sur. Paper: Slides:
This two-volume book, by Cheng Enfu, Wang Guijin and Zhu Kui, translated by Sun Yexia and edited with introductions by Alan Freeman, is an indispensible read for those who wish to understand China’s economic miracle and the thinking behind it. Volume 1 on Mental labour and China’s economy: Volume 2 on Marx’s theory of living …
An introduction to Volume 2 of the book ‘The Creation of Value by Living Labour: A Normative and Empirical Study’. By Cheng Enfu, Wang Guijin and Zhu Kui, vol. 2. London and Istanbul: Canut Press. 2018. Link to the introduction: Link to the book:
Talk and slides (in English and Chinese) presented at Beijing Sports University at the conference entitled “Thinking of Different Nations with a Philosophical view”.
The first Marxist theories of capitalist geopolitics emerged in the early 20th century as theories of imperialism and uneven and combined development. They were also the first theories of capitalist geopolitics. Find the article here