In October 2013 The Autonomous University of Mexico (UAM) held a conference on the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Ernest Mandel’s Late Capitalism. It was an important gathering. This post contains my paper. It is a minor adaptation of the paper presented at the memorial for Ernest, but this was actually the first public presentation, since the paper was suppressed by Gilbert Achcar, the organiser of the memorial.
Immediately after, there was a colloquium with presentations from myself, Radhika Desai and Elma Altvater entitled ‘La crítica de la economía política aplicada al capitalismo actual’. Unfortunately I do not seem to have Radhika’s and Elma’s presentations. I’ll try to recover them. This post does contain the slides of my presentation on ‘super-profit’, backgrounded in a revolting pink for which I apologise.