World Economy

What is to be done? speech at the closing plenary of the annual conference of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) hosted by the Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, July 2019. Video: Slidepack 1: Slidepack 2 This video is extracted from the closing plenary. The entire plenary can …

The absent geopolitics of Pure Capitalism

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

The Creation of Value by Living Labour

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 …

Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms

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:

Schumpeter’s “Business Cycles” Revisited

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 …