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A presentation to the NDP on the role of the creative economy in Manitoba’s future. A briefing document, and a slideshow
Launch of ‘Beyond the Global Crisis: Noonomy, Creativity, Geopolitical Economy’ by Sergey Bodrunov, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman
Online launch of the English edition of ‘Beyond the Global Crisis: Noonomy, Creativity, Geopolitical Economy’ by Sergey Bodrunov, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman. Contains the book itself, and the text of my talk. Cite as Freeman, A. ‘Socialism and the 1914 moment’. https://www.academia.edu/77464617/Socialism_and_the_1914_moment Link to the video (to embed) https://studio.youtube.com/video/yFpFFtOavD8/edit Link to the event https://internationalmanifesto.org/anti-imperialism-the-western-left-2/
This presentation, to a seminar on Marx’s Capital organised by the liberation school, offers new data on the long-run fall in the rate of profit in Europe and the USA, confirming Marx’s explanation of this phenomenon. It then uses this analysis to explain the ‘warfare state’, a unique economic structure that lies behind the crisis of the present world order.
Presentation to a policy forum of the Green Party of Canada in support of a resolution for Canada to withdraw from the Lima Group and dissolve it. Includes key background documentation including Argentina’s rationale for leaving the group. I believe this motion was adopted by the Green Party but have not verified this.
This is the first organised presentation of my theses on Columbian myth system as the organising principle of the Collective West. It argues that there is a continuity in imperialism dating back to 1492
An online presentation on the relevance of Marx’s theory of value to the solution of modern economic and social problems.
¿Que es la Economia Creativa? Presentation to the 14th International Conference on ‘Designing Experiences’, Mexico
Online presentation. Spanish language version of ‘What is the Creative Economy? This post contains the slideshow and the conference programme
Mental Labour and the Future of Work. Presentation to the the ‘international conference on social sustainability and dignified labour’ (Conferência internacional: sustentabilidade social e trabalho digno: que desafios? | 14-15 out) Lisbon 14 October 2021
A presentation on the relation between creative labour and ecological presentation, arguing for the theme of the third volume of my proposed book which will focus on mental objects: namely, creativity forms the basis of a new mode of social growth focussed on human development as an alternative to a never-ending expansion of material extraction.
I was invited to act as guest editor for a special edition of Japanese Political Economy, dedicated to the question of International Income Inequality. This is due to appear as a book. Readers should obviously refer to the issue or the book itself for the articles. For completeness, here I reproduce my introduction. Cite as: […]
My presentation to the 30th August 2021 ASSIST seminar organised by Mammo Muchie
Organised by the Karl Polanyi Centre, the College for Advanced Studies in Social Theory, and Eszmélet Journal We could not attend this conference, in Budapest, but presented online. I gave a presentation on capitalist planning which was more or less identical to that given last year to the Free Economic Society of Russia, and is […]
An online talk to students at Moscow State University on the definition and economic role of the creative industries. A fairly definitive academic presentation summarising much of the work and the theory, but a slideshow only.
A letter, which was not published by the Globe and Mail, questioning its Ukraine coverage in an article by Mark McKinnon in which condoned the shelling of the people of the Donetsk Republic by Ukraine and dismissed the 2015 Minsk Accords on the grounds that they were ‘unpopular in Ukraine’