Mauro Casadio

  • Empire with Imperialism

    The Global Dynamics of Neoliberal Capitalism

    By Mauro Casadio, James Petras, Luciano Vasapollo and Henry Veltmeyer     January 2005

    This work calls into question the assertion that global capitalism functions as an autonomous empire ruled only by the market and multinational corporations. In contrast, it is argued, the role of the imperial state is central in regard to the form taken by capitalist development. Within the context of a broad discussion that takes us from Latin America to Russia and China, to Iraq and around the world, this work analyzes the economic base of imperial power and actions of the state in the maintenance and spread of empire. It also demonstrates the limits and costs of empire to the citizens of the United States.