modes of production, supranational system
Traces human "modes of production" from primate tool use through a number of stages "upward" to the supranational system, seen as the latest "mode of production." This article presents theoretical aspects pretty well, but was widely misunderstood -- capitalists still thought I was bringing down the West, and Marxists throught I was being too kind to the corporations.
Scholar Commons Citation
Wolfe, Alvin W. "The Supranational Organization of Production." Current Anthropology 18:4 (1977): 615-636