Curriculum Vitae



Editorial Boards


Authored Books

  1. Capitalism in the Anthropocene: Ecological Ruin or Ecological Revolution (May 2022)
  2. The Robbery of Nature: Capitalism and the Ecological Rift (July 2019)
  3. The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (April 2019)
  4. Trump in the White House: Tragedy and FarceTragedy and Farce (November 2017)
  5. Marx and the Earth: An Anti-CritiqueAn Anti-Critique (January 2016)
  6. The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism: An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy (New Edition)An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy (April 2014)
  7. The Endless CrisisHow Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China (October 2012)
  8. What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About CapitalismA Citizen’s Guide to Capitalism and the Environment (June 2011)
  9. The Ecological RiftCapitalism’s War on the Earth (October 2010)
  10. The Ecological RevolutionMaking Peace with the Planet (February 2009)
  11. The Great Financial CrisisCauses and Consequences (January 2009)
  12. Critique of Intelligent DesignMaterialism versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present (November 2008)
  13. Naked ImperialismThe U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance (May 2006)
  14. Ecology Against Capitalism (February 2002)
  15. Marx’s EcologyMaterialism and Nature (March 2000)
  16. The Vulnerable PlanetA Short Economic History of the Environment (January 1991)

Edited Books

  1. The Age of Monopoly Capital: Selected Correspondence of Paul A. Baran and Paul M. SweezySelected Correspondence of Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy (July 2017)
  2. Pox AmericanaExposing the American Empire (August 2004)
  3. Hungry for ProfitThe Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment (September 2000)
  4. Capitalism in the Information AgeThe Political Economy of the Global Communication Revolution (January 1998)
  5. In Defense of HistoryMarxism and the Postmodern Agenda (January 1997)
  6. The Faltering EconomyThe Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism (January 1984)

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. COVID-19 and Imperial Value: Commodity Chains, Global Monopolies, and Catastrophe Capitalism (May 2022)
  2. The Return of the Dialectics of Nature (May 2022)
  3. Henri Lefebvre’s Conception of Nature-Society in the Revoltuonary Project of Autogeston (March 2022)
  4. Chinese Contract Labor, the Corporeal Rift, and Ecological Imperialism in Peru’s Nineteenth-Century Guano Boom (November 2021)
  5. Marx and the Commons (June 2021)
  6. Antinomies of Space and Nature or an Open Totality?: Neil Smith and Henri Lefebvre on Nature and Society (November 2020)
  7. Henri Lefebvre’s Marxian Ecological CritiqueRecovering a Foundational Contribution to Environmental Sociology (November 2019)
  8. Making Space in Critical Environmental Geography for the Metabolic Rift (March 2019)
  9. William Morris’s Romantic Revolutionary IdealNature, Labour and Gender in News from Nowhere (December 2017)
  10. The Earth-System Emergency and Ecological Civilization: A Marxian View (July 2017)
  11. Marxism in the Anthropocene: Dialectical Rifts on the Left (July 2016)
  12. Marx’s Theory of Working-Class PrecariousnessIts Relevance Today (April 2016)
  13. Braverman and the Structure of the U.S. Working ClassBeyond the Degradation of Labor (October 2014)
  14. The Theory of Unequal Ecological ExchangeA Marx-Odum Dialectic (March 2014)
  15. The Planetary Rift and the New Human ExemptionalismA Political-Economic Critique of Ecological Modernization Theory (October 2012)
  16. Weber and the EnvironmentClassical Foundations for a Postexemptionalist Sociology (May 2012)
  17. The Dialectic of Social and Ecological MetabolismMarx, Mészáros, and the Absolute Limits of Capital (August 2010)
  18. Marx’s Ecology in the 21st Century (March 2010)
  19. The Midas EffectA Critique of Climate Change Economics (November 2009)
  20. Ecological Imperialism and the Global Metabolic RiftUnequal Exchange and the Guano/Nitrates Trade (January 2009)
  21. The Sociology of EcologyEcological Organicism versus Ecosystem Ecology in the Social Construction of Ecological Science 1926- 1935 (September 2008)
  22. Classical Marxism and the Second Law of ThermodynamicsMarx/Engels, the Heat Death of the Universe Theory, and the Origins of Ecological Economics (March 2008)
  23. The Critique of Intelligent DesignEpicurus, Marx, Darwin and Freud and the Materialist Defense of Science (December 2007)
  24. Metabolism, Energy, and Entropy in Marx’s Critique of Political Economy: Beyond the Podolinsky Myth (February 2006)
  25. The Treadmill of AccumulationSchnaiberg's Environment and Marxian Political Economy (March 2005)
  26. Ecological Economics and Classical MarxismThe "Podolinsky Business" Reconsidered (March 2004)
  27. The Dialectic of Organic/Inorganic RelationsMarx and the Hegelian Philosophy of Nature (December 2000)
  28. Marx’s Theory of Metabolic RiftClassical Foundations for Environmental Sociology (September 1999)
  29. The Crisis of the Earth: Marx’s Theory of Ecological Sustainability as a Nature-Imposed Necessity for Human Production (September 1997)
  30. The Age of Planetary CrisisThe Unsustainable Development of Capitalism (August 1997)
  31. The Long Stagnation and the Class Struggle (June 1997)
  32. The Limits of Environmentalism Without Class: Lessons from the Ancient Forest Crisis of the Pacific Northwest (March 1993)
  33. The Absolute General Law of Environmental Degradation Under Capitalism (September 1992)
  34. Sources of Instability in the U.S. Political Economy and Empire (July 1985)
  35. Monopoly Capital Theory and Stagflation: A Comment (June 1985)
  36. The Political Economy of Joseph SchumpeterA Theory of Capitalist Development and Decline (September 1984)
  37. Understanding the Significance of the Great Depression (June 1983)
  38. Theories of Capitalist TransformationCritical Notes on the Comparison of Marx and Schumpeter (May 1983)
  39. Marxian Economics and the State (September 1982)
  40. Sustainability and Metabolic Revolution in the Work of Henri Lefebvre (December 0202)

Anthologies Edited/Translated by Others

  • The Great Financial Crisis, What Next?: Interviews with John Bellamy Foster, edited by Farooque Chowdhury. Dhakha: Books (2012), 190 pp.
  • Emperyalizmin Yeniden Keşfi [Imperialism Rediscovered] (Turkey: Devin, 2006), 328 pp.
    • [Turkish language edition of selected essays by John Bellamy Foster. 2000-05, translated by Cigdem Çidamli, together with an introduction by the author.]

Forewords/Introductions to Books by Other Authors

  • Edited and introduced (together with Richard York, York listed as first editor), Environment and the Treadmill of Production, Part II, Organization & Environment, vol. 18, no. 1 (March 2005), consisted of 6 edited articles and an introduction by the editors.
  • Edited and Introduced (together with Richard York, York listed as first editor) The Environment and the Treadmill of Production. Part I, Organization & Environment, vol. 17, no. 3 (September 2004), consisted of 5 edited articles and an introduction by the editors.
  • Edited and Introduced Columbus and the New World Order, a special 128 page issue of Monthly Review, vol. 44, no. 3 (July-August 1992) on the Quincentennial of 1492.
  • “Foreword” to István Mészáros, The Necessity of Social Control (New York: Monthly Review Press, forthcoming December 2014), 15 pp.
  • “Foreword” to Paul Burkett, Marx and Nature (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2014), 7-13.
  • “Foreword” to Samir Amin, Capitalism in the Age of Globalization (forthcoming: Zed Press, second edition, 2014).
  • “Foreword” to English translation of Marta Harnecker, “Latin America and Twenty-First Century Socialism” (originally published as a book in Spanish), Monthly Review, vol. 62, no. 3 (July-August 2010), iii-xvii.
    • [Bangla translation in Bangla Monthly Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (December 2010). Translated by Ashish Lahiri.]
  • “Foreword” to István Mészáros, The Structural Crisis of Capital (New York; Monthly Review Press, 2009), pp. 9-12.
    • [Croation translation, Naklada Jesenski I Turk, Zagreb, Svibanj, 2011, pp. 7-11.]
  • Foreword to Paul M. Sweezy, Globalization is Nothing New; Selected Essays in Bengali (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Shrabon Prokoshani, 2008).
    • [English version published as “Sweezy in Perspective,” Monthly Review, vol. 60, no. 1 (May 2008), pp. 45-49. Portuguese translation of this piece published in Monthly Review, Portuguese-Language Edition, 2008.]
  • “Foreword” to István Mészáros, O Desafio E O Fardo Do Temp Histórico: O Socialismo No Século XX! [The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time](Portuguese edition, Boitempo Editorial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007), pp. 13-18.
    • [English version of foreword in English edition of book, (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2008). Portuguese language version also printed in Le Monde Diplomatique—Brazilian edition, November 2007; included in Spanish edition: El Desafio y la Carga del Tiempo Histórico.]
  • “Foreword” (coauthored with Harry Magdoff, Foster listed second) to Martin Hart-Landsberg and Paul Burkett, China and Socialism: Market Reforms and Class Struggle (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2005), pp. 7-12.; originally editors’ foreword to special issue of Monthly Review, vol. 56, no. 3 (July-August 2004), pp. 2-6.
  • “The Rediscovery of Imperialism: Introduction” to Harry Magdoff, Essays on Imperialism and Globalization (Kharaaqpur, India: Cornerstone Publications, 2003), 16 pp.
    • [Published also in Monthly Review, vol. 54, no. 6 (November 2002), pp. 1-16. Turkish translation in Cosmo Politik, no. 6 (Winter 2002), pp. 16-25. Spanish translation at Correntroig, July 6, 2008. Translation by Fernando Lizárraga.]
  • “Introduction” to Harry Magdoff, Imperialism Without Colonies (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2003), pp. 9-19
    • [Published also in Monthly Review, vol. 55, no. 1 (May 2003) under the title “Imperial America and War,” pp. 1-10. Chinese translation forthcoming in Chinese edition of book, forthcoming Chinese Academic Social Science Press, 2012.]
  • “Introduction to the New Edition” in Twenty-Fifth Anniversary edition of Harry Braverman, Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1999), pp. x-xxiv.
    • [Spanish translation published in Revista Taller: Sociedad, cultura y política, no. 24(2007).]
  • ”Introduction” (with historical notes) to Ernst Fischer, How to Read Karl Marx, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1997, pp. 7-30. Brief historical notes at the head of each chapter, authored by John Bellamy Foster.
    • [Introduction included in Indian edition, (Delhi: Aakar Books, 2006).]
  • “Introduction” to Joseph Ferraro, Freedom and Determination in History According to Marx and Engels (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1992), pp. 7-36.

Other Major Scholarly Journal Articles

  1. The Capitalinian: The First Geological Age of the Anthropocene (September 2022)
  2. Lukács and the Tragedy of Revolution (February 2022)
  3. Against Doomsday Scenarios: What Is to Be Done Now? (December 2021)
  4. The Planetary Rift (November 2021)
  5. The New Cold War on China (July 2021)
  6. The Contagion of Capital: Financialized Capitalism, COVID-19, and the Great Divide (January 2021)
  7. Return of Nature and Marx’s Ecology (December 2020)
  8. Engels’s Dialectics of Nature in the Anthropocene (November 2020)
  9. China 2020: An Introduction (October 2020)
  10. The Renewal of the Socialist Ideal (September 2020)
  11. Marx and Slavery (August 2020)
  12. COVID-19 and Catastrophe CapitalismCommodity Chains and Ecological-Epidemiological-Economic Crises (June 2020)
  13. The Rift of Éire (April 2020)
  14. Marx and the Indigenous (February 2020)
  15. Capitalism and RobberyThe Expropriation of Land, Labor, and Corporeal Life (December 2019)
  16. On Fire This Time (November 2019)
  17. The Rise of the RightJohn Bellamy Foster Interviewed by Farooque Chowdhury (October 2019)
  18. Imperialism in the Anthropocene (July 2019)
  19. Late Imperialism (July 2019)
  20. Absolute Capitalism (May 2019)
  21. Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism (March 2019)
  22. Capitalism Has Failed–What Next? (February 2019)
  23. Marx and Alienated Speciesism (December 2018)
  24. Value Isn’t Everything (November 2018)
  25. GeoengineeringMaking War on the Planet (September 2018)
  26. Marx, Value, and Nature (July 2018)
  27. The Robbery of NatureCapitalism and the Metabolic Rift (July 2018)
  28. Marx’s Open-Ended Critique (May 2018)
  29. The Expropriation of Nature (March 2018)
  30. What Is Monopoly Capital? (January 2018)
  31. Women, Nature, and Capital in the Industrial Revolution (January 2018)
  32. The Long Ecological Revolution (November 2017)
  33. The Meaning of Work in a Sustainable Society (September 2017)
  34. Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1917-2017 (July 2017)
  35. This Is Not Populism (June 2017)
  36. Neofascism in the White House (April 2017)
  37. Trump and Climate Catastrophe (February 2017)
  38. Marx as a Food Theorist (December 2016)
  39. Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology (October 2016)
  40. Multinational Corporations and the Globalization of Monopoly CapitalFrom the 1960s to the Present (July 2016)
  41. Marx’s Ecology and the Left (June 2016)
  42. Marx’s Theory of Working-Class PrecariousnessIts Relevance Today (April 2016)
  43. The Opt Out RevoltDemocracy and Education (March 2016)
  44. Marxism and EcologyCommon Fonts of a Great Transition (December 2015)
  45. The Great Capitalist ClimactericMarxism and "System Change Not Climate Change" (November 2015)
  46. The New Imperialism of Globalized Monopoly-Finance CapitalAn Introduction (July 2015)
  47. Late Soviet Ecology and the Planetary Crisis (June 2015)
  48. Chávez and the Communal StateOn the Transition to Socialism in Venezuela (April 2015)
  49. Crossing the River of FireThe Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything (February 2015)
  50. Piketty and the Crisis of Neoclassical Economics (November 2014)
  51. Surveillance CapitalismMonopoly-Finance Capital, The Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age (August 2014)
  52. Stagnation and FinancializationThe Nature of the Contradiction (May 2014)
  53. The Plight of the U.S. Working Class (January 2014)
  54. Marx and the Rift in the Universal Metabolism of Nature (December 2013)
  55. The Epochal Crisis (October 2013)
  56. The Fossil Fuels War (September 2013)
  57. The Cultural Apparatus of Monopoly CapitalCritical Views from the 1960s-An Introduction (August 2013)
  58. Marx, Kalecki, and Socialist Strategy (April 2013)
  59. Class War and Labor’s Declining Share (March 2013)
  60. James Hansen and the Climate-Change Exit Strategy (February 2013)
  61. The Planetary Emergency (December 2012)
  62. A Missing Chapter of Monopoly CapitalAn Introduction to Baran and Sweezy's 'Some Theoretical Implications' (August 2012)
  63. The Endless Crisis (May 2012)
  64. The Global Stagnation and China (February 2012)
  65. Capitalism and the Accumulation of Catastrophe (December 2011)
  66. The Global Reserve Army of Labor and the New Imperialism (November 2011)
  67. Samir Amin at 80An Introduction and Tribute (October 2011)
  68. The Ecology of Marxian Political Economy (September 2011)
  69. Education and the Structural Crisis of CapitalThe U.S. Case (July 2011)
  70. 2. Lessons from the New Corporate Schooling (July 2011)
  71. The Internationalization of Monopoly Capital (June 2011)
  72. On the Laws of CapitalismInsights from the Sweezy-Schumpeter Debate (May 2011)
  73. Monopoly and Competition in the 21st Century (April 2011)
  74. The Internet’s Unholy Marriage to Capitalism (March 2011)
  75. Capitalism and DegrowthAn Impossibility Theorem (January 2011)
  76. Capitalism and the Curse of Energy EfficiencyThe Return of the Jevons Paradox (November 2010)
  77. The Financialization of Accumulation (October 2010)
  78. The Ecology of ConsumptionA Critique of Economic Malthusianism (September 2010)
  79. Capitalism, the Absurd SystemA View from the United States (June 2010)
  80. The Financial Power Elite (May 2010)
  81. Listen Keynesians, It’s the System! Response to Palley (April 2010)
  82. What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism (March 2010)
  83. István Mészáros, Pathfinder of Socialism (February 2010)
  84. The Age of Monopoly-Finance Capital (February 2010)
  85. Why Ecological Revolution? (January 2010)
  86. The Vulnerable Planet Fifteen Years Later (December 2009)
  87. The Paradox of WealthCapitalism and Ecological Destruction (November 2009)
  88. Monopoly-Finance Capital and the Paradox of Accumulation (October 2009)
  89. The Penal State in an Age of Crisis (June 2009)
  90. Capitalism in Wonderland (May 2009)
  91. The Sales Effort and Monopoly Capital (April 2009)
  92. A Failed SystemThe World Crisis of Capitalist Globalization and its Impact on China (March 2009)
  93. A New New Deal under Obama? (February 2009)
  94. Financial Implosion and StagnationBack to the Real Economy (December 2008)
  95. Ecology and the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism (November 2008)
  96. The U.S. Imperial Triangle and Military Spending (October 2008)
  97. Marx’s Critique of Heaven and Earth (October 2008)
  98. EcologyThe Moment of Truth—An Introduction (July 2008)
  99. Peak Oil and Energy Imperialism (July 2008)
  100. Sweezy in Perspective (May 2008)
  101. The Financialization of Capital and the Crisis (April 2008)
  102. Rachel Carson’s Ecological Critique (February 2008)
  103. A New Stage in Capitalism’s War on the Planet (November 2007)
  104. The Latin American RevoltAn Introduction (July 2007)
  105. The Imperialist World SystemPaul Baran's Political Economy of Growth After Fifty Years (May 2007)
  106. The Financialization of Capitalism (April 2007)
  107. The Ecology of Destruction (February 2007)
  108. ‘No Radical Change in the Model’ (February 2007)
  109. Monopoly-Finance Capital (December 2006)
  110. The Optimism of the Heart (October 2006)
  111. Aspects of Class in the United StatesAn Introduction (August 2006)
  112. A Warning to AfricaThe New U.S. Imperial Grand Strategy (June 2006)
  113. The Household Debt Bubble (May 2006)
  114. The New Geopolitics of Empire (January 2006)
  115. Organizing Ecological Revolution (October 2005)
  116. The Great Financial CrisisThree Years On (October 2005)
  117. Naked Imperialism (September 2005)
  118. The End of Rational Capitalism (March 2005)
  119. Empire of Barbarism (December 2004)
  120. The Commitment of an IntellectualPaul M. Sweezy (1910-2004) (October 2004)
  121. The American EmpirePax Americana or Pox Americana? (September 2004)
  122. Kipling, the ‘White Man’s Burden,’ and U.S. Imperialism (November 2003)
  123. The New Age of Imperialism (July 2003)
  124. The ‘Left-Wing’ Media? (June 2003)
  125. Imperial America and War (May 2003)
  126. What Recovery? (April 2003)
  127. The Commercial Tidal Wave (March 2003)
  128. A Planetary DefeatThe Failure of Global Environmental Reform (January 2003)
  129. The Rediscovery of Imperialism (November 2002)
  130. Marx’s Ecology in Historical Perspective (October 2002)
  131. Capitalism and EcologyThe Nature of the Contradiction (September 2002)
  132. Monopoly Capital and the New Globalization (January 2002)
  133. Imperialism and ‘Empire’ (December 2001)
  134. Ecology Against Capitalism (October 2001)
  135. Capitalism’s Environmental CrisisIs Technology the Answer (December 2000)
  136. Marx and Internationalism (August 2000)
  137. Monopoly Capital at the Turn of the Millenium (April 2000)
  138. Remarks on Paul Sweezy on the Occasion of his Receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award (September 1999)
  139. Contradictions in the Universalization of Capitalism (April 1999)
  140. A Classic of Our TimeLabor and Monopoly Capital After a Quarter-Century (January 1999)
  141. Mathus’ Essay on Population at Age 200A Marxian View (December 1998)
  142. Liebig, Marx and the Depletion of the Natural Fertility of the SoilImplications for Sustainable Agriculture (July 1998)
  143. The Scale of Our Ecological Crisis (April 1998)
  144. Virtual CapitalismThe Political Economy of the Information Highway (July 1996)
  145. Ecology and Human Freedom (November 1995)
  146. Marx and the Environment (July 1995)
  147. Global Ecology and the Common Good (February 1995)
  148. “Introduction to Special Issue Commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary of Harry Braverman’s Labor and Monopoly Capital”An Introduction (November 1994)
  149. Multiculturalism and the American Revolution of 1776 A Response to David Lyons; Reply to John Bellamy Foster (April 1994)
  150. ‘Let Them Eat Pollution’Capitalism and the World Environment (January 1993)

Book Chapters

  1. Paul M. Sweezy (1910-2004) (2020) published in
  2. Metabolic Rifts and the Ecological Crisis (2019) published in The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx, pp. 651-58.
  3. Marx’s Universal Metabolism of Nature and the Frankfurt School: Dialectical Contradictions and Critical Syntheses (2016) published in Changing Our Environment, Changing Ourselves , pp. 101-35.
  4. Ecology (2016) published in The Marx Revival, pp. 20.
  5. Polish Marxian Political Economy and U.S. Monopoly Capital Theory: The Influence of Luxemburg, Kalecki, and Lange on Baran and Sweezy and Monthly Review (2014) published in The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg, Oskar Lange and Michael Kalecki, pp. 104-21.
  6. Metabolism, Energy and Entropy in Marx’s Critique of Political Economy (2014) published in Stoffe in Bewegun, pp. 95-120.
  7. Guano (2012) published in Ecology and Power, pp. 68-82.
  8. Advertising and the Genius of Commercial Propaganda (2011) published in The Propaganda Society, pp. 27-44.
  9. Marx’s Ecology and its Historical Significance (2010) published in International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, pp. 106-20.
  10. The Financialization of the Capitalist Class (2010) published in Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle, pp. 163-73.
  11. Marx’s Grundrisse and the Ecological Contradictions of Capitalism (2008) published in Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy One Hundred and Fifty Years Later, pp. 93-106.
  12. The Dialectics of Nature and Marxist Ecology (2007) published in Dialectics for a New Century, pp. 50-82.
  13. Ecological Imperialism (2004) published in The Socialist Register, 2004 , pp. 230-46.
  14. Paul Sweezy and Monopoly Capitalism (2002) published in Understanding Capitalism: Critical Analysis from Karl Marx to Amartya Sen, pp. 132-50.
  15. The Ecological Tyranny of the Bottom Line (2000) published in Reclaiming the Environmental Debate; The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture, pp. 135-53.
  16. The Communist Manifesto and the Environment (1998) published in The Socialist Register, pp. 169-89.
  17. The Tendency of the Surplus to Rise, 1963–1988 (1992) published in The Economic Surplus in Advanced Economies, pp. 42-70.
  18. Liberal Practicality and the U.S. Left (1990) published in Socialist Register, 1990, pp. 265-89.
  19. The Uncoupling of the World Order (1989) published in Capitalist Development and Crisis Theory: Accumulation, Regulation and Spatial Restructuring, pp. 99-122.
  20. The Age of Restructuring (1989) published in Instability and Change in the International Economy, pp. 281-97.
  21. What is Stagnation? (1987) published in The Imperiled Economy, pp. 59-70.
  22. On the Waterfront: Longshoring in Canada (1985) published in On the Job: The Labour Process in Canada, pp. 281-308.

Dictionary and Encyclopedia Articles

  • “Paul M. Sweezy (1910-2004),” Routledge Handbook of Marxism and PostMarxism (London: Routledge, 2019), 4500 words.
    •  [Revised ,expanded, and updated version of previous dictionary/encyclopedia articles on Sweezy and his influence.]
  • “Metabolic Rifts and the Ecological Crisis” (coauthored with Brett Clark and Stefano B. Longo, Foster listed second), The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 651-58.
  1. Podolinsky Myth (2022) published in
  2. Nature (2016) published in Keywords for Radicals , 2300 words.
  3. Mathusianism (2015) published in
  4. Concentration and Centralization of Capital (2010) published in
  5. West Coast Longshore Strikes, 1923 and 1935 (2006) published in
  6. Harry Magdoff 1913— (2000) published in
  7. Ecology (1999) published in
  8. Erde (Earth) (1997) published in
  9. Paul Marlor Sweezy 1910- (1992) published in
  10. Paul Alexander Baran 1910-1964 (1992) published in
  11. Paul Marlor Sweezy 1910– (1992) published in
  12. Monthly Review (1989) published in
  13. Sweezy, Paul Marlor (1987) published in

Comments, Short Articles, Introductions to Archival Reprints

  1. ‘No Radical Change in the Model’ (2007) published in
  2. The Environmental Conditions of the Working Class: An Introduction to Selections from Fredrick Engles’ The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 (2006) published in
  3. Land, the Color Line and the Quest of the Silver Fleece (2003) published in
  4. Marx and the Dialectic of Orgainc/Inorganic Relations (2001) published in
  5. William Stanley Jevons and The Coal Question (2001) published in
  6. E. Ray Lankester, Ecological Materialist (2000) published in
  7. Market Fetishism and the Attack on Social Reason (1995) published in
  8. Crises Lasting for Decades (1990) published in

“The Return of Engels,” Jacobin, November 28, 2016

[Revised version in Monthly Review, vol. 68, no. 10 (March 2017)), pp. 46-50. Spanish translation in La Izquierda Diaro, December 3, 2016; Italian translation in Sinistrainrete, December 31, 2016]

Review Essays/Book Reviews

  1. The Power of Inaction – A Review (2015) published in American Journal of Sociology, pp. 313-15
  2. The Climate Moment: Environmental Sociology, Climate Change, and the Left (2015) published in
  3. Nature, Technology and the Sacred (2007) published in American Journal of Sociology, pp. 1937–1939.
  4. Why Movements Matter (2002) published in
  5. Marx’s Ecological Saving Grace: His Materialism (2001) published in
  6. Environmental Politics: Analyses and Alternatives
 (2001) published in
  7. Marx’s Ecological Value Analysis (2000) published in
  8. The Canonization of Environmental Sociology (1999) published in Organization & Environment, pp. 461-67.
  9. Is Overcompetition the Problem? (1999) published in
  10. Rebuilding Marxism (1999) published in
  11. Science in a Skeptical Age (1998) published in
  12. Hesitations Before Ecology: David Harvey’s Dilemma (1998) published in
  13. Free Market Democracy and Global Hegemony (1997) published in
  14. Logging the Globe (1996) published in
  15. Rationality and Nature (1995) published in
  16. Nature, Technology and Society (1995) published in
  17. Radical Ecology (1994) published in
  18. Dock Strike (1993) published in
  19. Two Ages of Waterfront Labor (1990) published in Labour/Le Travail, pp. 1-9.
  20. Marxism and the Uno School (1990) published in
  21. Re-working the Work Ethic’ and ‘Democracy at Work (1987) published in
  22. The Working Class: Is It Dead? (1986) published in
  23. A Turn to Reality (1986) published in
  24. The Political Economy of the United States Left (1986) published in
  • “Why Movements Matter,” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 108, no. 2 (September 2002), pp. 509-10. (Review of Steve Breyman, Why Movements Matter: The West German Peace Movement and U.S. Arms Control Policy.)
  • “An Evolutionary Critique of Economics in the Making,” Review of Social Economy, vol. 60, no. 2 (June 2002), pp. 291-97. (Review of William M. Dugger and Howard Sherman, Reclaiming Evolution: A Dialogue between Marxism and Institutionalism on Social Change.)
  • Review Essay on special Autumn 2000 issue of Capital and Class on environmental politics, Historical Materialism, no. 8 (Summer 2001), pp. 461-77.
  • “Marx’s Ecological Saving Grace: His Materialism,” Imprints, vol. 5, no. 2 (Winter 2000-2001), pp. 173-87. (Review of Jonathan Hughes, Ecology and Historical Materialism.)
  • ”Marx’s Ecological Value Analysis,” Monthly Review, vol. 52, no. 4 (September 2000), pp. 39-47. (Review essay on Paul Burkett, Marx and Nature.)
  • “The Canonization of Environmental Sociology,” Organization & Environment, vol. 12, no. 4 (December 1999), pp. 461-67. (Review essay on Michael Redclift and Graham Woodgate, ed., The Sociology of the Environment, 3 volumes; and Michael Redclift and Graham Woodgate, ed., The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology)
  • “Rebuilding Marxism,” Monthly Review, vol. 50, no. 11 (March 1999), pp. 47-54. (Review essay on Howard Sherman, Reinventing Marxism.)
  • “Hesitations Before Ecology: David Harvey’s Dilemma,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, vol. 9, no. 3 (1998), pp. 55-59. (Review essay on David Harvey’s, Nature, Justice, and the Geography of Difference.)
  • **“Science in a Skeptical Age,” Monthly Review, vol. 50, no. 2 (June 1998), pp. 39-52. (Review of John Gillott and Manjer Kumar, Science and the Retreat from Reason.)
  • “Free Market Democracy and Global Hegemony,” Monthly Review, vol. 49, no. 4 (Sept. 1997), pp. 51-62. (Review of William Robinson, Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, U.S. Intervention, and Hegemony.)
  • “The Greening of Marxism,” Environment, vol. 39, no. 6 (July/August 1997), pp. 31-32. (Book note on Ted Benton, ed. The Greening of Marxism.)
  • “Beyond Growth”, In These Times, Jan. 20 – Feb. 2, 1997, pp. 24-27. (Review Essay on Herman Daly, Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development, Peter H. May and Ronaldo Serôa da Motta, ed. Pricing the Planet: Economic Analysis for Sustainable Development, and Thomas Michael Power, Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies: The Search for a Value of Place.)
  • ”Logging the Globe,” Contemporary Sociology (Featured Essay), vol. 25, no. 5 (September 1996), pp. 598-99. (Review of Patricia Marchak, Logging the Globe.)
  • “Rationality and Nature,” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 24, no. 6 (November 1995), pp. 784-86. (Review of Raymond Murphy, Rationality and Nature; Richard Norgaard, Development Betrayed; and Michael Redclift and Ted Benton, ed. Social Theory and the Global Environment.)
  • “Nature, Technology and Society,” Science & Society, vol. 59, no. 2 (Summer 1995), pp. 225-28. (Review of Victor Ferkiss, Nature, Technology and Society: Cultural Roots of the Current Environmental Crisis.)
  • “Radical Ecology,” Science & Society, vol. 58, no. 1 (Spring 1994), pp. 120-23. (Review of Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology.)
  • “A Terrible Omission,” Monthly Review, vol. 45, no. 7 (December 1993), pp. 61-63. (Review of C. J. Arthur, ed. Marx’s Capital: A Student Edition.)
  • “Dock Strike,” The Northern Mariner, vol. III, no. 1 (January 1993), p. 78. (Review of Peter Turnbull, Charles Woolfson and John Kelly, Dock Strike: Conflict and Restructuring in Britain’s Ports.)
  • “Two Ages of Waterfront Labor,” Labour/Le Travail, no. 26 (Fall 1990), pp. 1-9. (Review of Bruce Nelson, Workers on the Waterfront and William Finlay, Work on the Waterfront.)
  • “Marxism and the Uno School,” Crisis (published in Japanese by Shakai-Hyoronsha, Tokyo, 1989), 1000 words (Review of The Basic Theory of Capitalism by Makoto Itoh).
    • [Later published in expanded English version in Monthly Review, vol. 41, no. 8 (January 1990) pp. 51-55.]
  • “The Spirit of ’68,” Monthly Review, vol. 41, no. 7 (December 1989), pp. 47-54. (Review of Nineteen Sixty-Eight by Hans Koning.)
  • “Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Social Stratification,” Teaching Sociology, volume 17, no. 4 (October 1989), pp. 513-15. (Review of Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Social Stratification edited by Carol Auster.)
  • “Restructuring the World Economy in a Time of Lasting Crisis,” Monthly Review, vol. 40, no. 11 (May 1989), pp. 46- 55. (Review of Restructuring the World Economy by Joyce Kolko).
  • “‘Re-working the Work Ethic’ and ‘Democracy at Work’,” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 16, no. 4 (July 1987), pp. 497-98. (Reviews of Re-working the Work Ethic by Michael Rose and Democracy at Work by Tom Schuller.)
  • “The United States and the Crisis of World Finance,” Monthly Review, vol. 38, no. 10 (March 1987), pp. 52-57. (Review of Casino Capitalism by Susan Strange.)
  • “The Working Class: Is It Dead?” Monthly Review, vol. 38, no. 7 (December 1986), pp. 55-63. (Review of Longshoremen: Community and Resistance on the Brooklyn Waterfront by William DiFazio.)
  • “A Turn to Reality,” Monthly Review, vol. 38, no. 5 (October 1986), pp. 56-61. (Review of Economics Without Equilibrium by Nicholas Kaldor.)
  • “The Political Economy of the United States Left,” Monthly Review, vol. 38, no. 4 (September 1986), pp. 41-50. (Review of Radical Political Economy Since the Sixties by Paul Attewell.)

Published Interviews in Books and Journals

  • “Crises of Capitalism and Social Democracy: John Bellamy Foster Interviewed by Bill Blackwater,” Renewal 21, no. 1 (2013): 39-49.
  • “The Ecological Dimensions of Marx’s Thought,” in Sasha Lilley, ed., Capital and Its Discontents (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2011), pp. 123-35.
  • The Financial Crisis and Imperialism: Interview of John Bellamy Foster by Farooque Chowdhury for Bangla Monthly Review,” English versionpublished on MRzine, September 17, 2009.
    • [Bangla language edition in Bangla Monthly Review, vol. 2, no. 1 (December 2009). Translated by Farooque Chowdhury. Reprinted in New Age (English daily, Dhaka), Natun Dignanta (a prominent Bangla quarterly from Dhaka), Frontier (a prominent English weekly from Kolkata), and Aneedk (a prominent Bangla monthly from Kolkata, India).]
  • “Keynes, Capitalism, and the Crisis: Interview,” Amandla! (South Africa), 2009.
    • [Chinese translation in Foreign Theoretical Trends, no. 4 (2010). Bangla translation in Bangla Monthly Review, vol. 1, no. 3, June 2009. Translated by Farooque Chowdury.]
  • “Capitalism’s Burning House: Interview with John Bellamy Foster,” Win Magazine, vol. 26, no. 1 (Winter 2009), pp.16-19.
    • [A longer version of this interview appeared on MRzine on January 18, 2009. Dutch translation by Communistiche Parij van Nederland-NCPN,, 2009.]
  • “Old Strengths in a New Era: An Interview of John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review” by Vijay Prashad, Frontline, vol. 23, issue 15 (July 29-August 11, 2006),
  • “Tegen de Barbarij van het Kapitalisme” (“Against the Barbarism of Capitalism”) Beweging, vol. 68, no. 4 (Winter 2004), pp. 28-33. Interview with Dutch journal on the philosophy and ecology of Marxism.
  • “Ecology, Capitalism and the Socialization of Nature: An Interview with John Bellamy Foster,” Monthly Review, vol. 56, no. 6 (November 2004), pp. 1-12.
    • [Originally published on-line in Aurora (Athabasca University), Interview Collection at Chinese translation by Liu Rensheng, Contemporary World and Socialism (China), no. 6, 2005. Indonesian translation in Ecology, Capitalism and the Socialization of Nature (Jakarta: Indonesian Forum for Environment (WALHI): Institute for Media Liberation and Social Sciences, 2004).]
  • “Not the Owners of the Earth: Capitalism and Environmental Destruction,” Interview in Dollars & Sense (March/April 2003), pp. 34-37.
    • [Reprinted in Daniel Fireside, et. al., ed., The Environment in Crisis (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Dollars & Sense, 2006), pp. 121-27. Reprinted in Amy Gluckman, ed., Current Economic Issues (Cambridge: Massachusetts, 2003), pp. 194-98.]
  • Interview, Evrensel Kultur (Universal Culture), monthly journal of culture, literature And the arts, Turkey, 5 pp.
    • [English language version under the title “It is Not a Postcapitalist World, Nor is it a Post-Marxist One,” Monthly Review, vol. 54, no. 5 (October 2002), pp. 42-47.]
  • “Marx’s Ecology: An Interview with John Bellamy Foster” by Michael Colby, Food & Water Journal (Summer 2000), pp. 14-21.


  • “A New War on the Planet?,” The Indypendent (June 7-20, 2007), p. 7.
    • [Reprinted in Ian Angus, ed., The Global Fight for Climate Justice (London: Resistance Books, 2009), 86-87.]
  • “Natural Capitalism?,” Dollars & Sense, no. 211 (May-June 1997), p. 9.
  • “Wise Use and Workers,” Dollars & Sense (March/April 1996), p. 7 (full page guest editorial).
  • “Earth in the Balance Sheet: The Ecological Failures of the Clinton Administration,” Against the Current, vol. 9, no. 6 (January-February 1995), pp. 15-17.
    • [Translated and republished in German as “Wege zum Bilanzgleichgewicht,” in Andre Zeiten (February-March 1995), pp. 15-17.]
  • “Waste Away,” Dollars & Sense, no. 195 (September-October 1994), 1 p. (full page guest editorial).

Articles in Newsweeklies

  • “Monthly Review’s First 40 Years,” The Guardian (New York), May 31, 1989, pp. 10-11.


  • “Adam’s Fallacy and the Great Recession,” Accounts: Newsletter of the Economic Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, Summer 2009, 1500 words.
  • “Crisis and Revitalization in Marxist Theory,” From the Left: Newsletter of the Section on Marxist Sociology, American Sociological Association, vol. 28 (Summer 2007), pp. 2-7.
  • One of 25 or so authors of the Bamako Appeal  presented at the Polycentric Social Forum in Bamako, Mali in January 2006, and adopted a week later by the Assembly of Social Movements of the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Coedited Sergei Podolinsky, “Socialism and the Unity of Physical Forces” (with Paul Burkett, Foster listed second; translation from Italian and French by Antonio Di Salvo and Mark Hudson), Organization & Environment, vol.17, no. 1 (March 2004), pp. 61-75.
  • Edited and introduced Henryk Szlajfer, “Economic Surplus and Surplus Value: An Attempt at Comparison,” Review of Radical Political Economics, vol. XV, no. 1 (Spring 1983), pp. 107-130.
  • Technology, Taylorism and “Man Along the Shore”: The Canadian Longshoring Industry and the Evolution of Job Control (unpublished monograph, University of Toronto/York University Joint Program in Transportation, 1981), 180 pp.

Conference Papers / Participation

  • Presider/Discussant for Keynote on China and Ecology (Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang keynote speakers), Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon, February 27, 2014.
  • “Marx and the Free Environment: A Theory of Unequal Ecological Exchange,” Ecological Unequal Exchange Workshop, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, October 23, 2013.
  • “Marx and the Rift in the Universal Metabolism of Nature,” keynote address, Marx Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, October 20, 2013.
  • “Communication Revolution and the Epochal Crisis: Capitalism’s Creative Destruction of the Economy, the Environment, and the Cultural Apparatus,” keynote address, International Association for Media and Communication Research, Dublin, Ireland, June 27, 2013.
  • “The Epochal Crisis,” Closing Plenary, Left Forum, New York City, June 9, 2013.
  • “Marxism and the Epochal Crisis,” Conference on Marxist Thought organized by the Berlin Institute of Critical Theory (InkriT) and the Historisch-Kritisches Wörerbuch Des Marxismus, Esslingen, Germany, May 30, 2013.
  • Keynote address The Great Rift: Capitalism and the Metabolism of Nature and Production,” Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, May 28, 2013.
  • “The Planetary Rift and the New Exemptionalism: A Political-Economic Critique of Ecological Modernization Theory,” paper scheduled for Panel on “Political Economy of Climate Change and Other Global Disruptions,” Political Economy of the World-System Section, American Sociological Association, Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, Denver, August 17-20, 2012.
  • “Capitalism and the Accumulation of Catastrophe,” keynote address delivered at Climate Change/Social Change Conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 30, 2011.
  • “The Ecology of Marxian Political Economy,” address delivered at the Marxism 2011 Conference, University College of London, July 3, 2011.
  • Discussant Project XXI Conference, Venezuelan Cultural Ministry, Caracas, March 28-31, 2011.
  • “Education and the Structural Crisis of Capital,” keynote address presented to the Fifth Brazilian Conference on Education and Marxism (EBEM), Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, April 11, 2011.
  • “The Financialization of Accumulation,” keynote address presented to the Fifteenth National Conference on Economics of the Brazilian Political Economy Society (SEP), Federal University of Maranhão, Sao Luis, Brazil, June 3, 2010.
    • [French translation by Marc Harpoon and published in Social Change, February 13, 2011. Turkish translation appears in Kapitalizmin Finansal Krizi, edited by Prof. Dr. Abdullah Ersoy (Ankara, Turkey: Imaj Publishing, 2011), 330pp.]
  • “The Age of Monopoly-Finance Capital” and “Capitalism and Planetary Destruction.” Papers presented to the Workshop on Marxist Theory and Practice in the World Today, Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Administration, December 14-17, 2009.
  • “The Crisis of Capital: Economy, Ecology, and Empire,” plenary address delivered at Econvergence Conference, First Unitarian Church, Portland, Oregon, October 2, 2009.
  • “The Dialectic of Social and Ecological Metabolism: Marx, Mészáros, and the Absolute Limits of Capital” [paper coauthored with Brett Clark, Clark first author and presenter], at István Mészáros and the Challenge of Historical Times, Third International Seminar of Margem Esquerda Review, University of São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil, August 20, 2009.
  • “The World-System Crisis: Economy, Ecology, Empire,” opening keynote address to Political Economy of the World System Miniconference (“The Social and Natural Limits of Globalization and the Current Conjuncture”), August 7, 2009, University of San Francisco (cosponsored by the Political Economy of the World-System, Environment and Technology, and Marxist Sociology sections of the American Sociological Association, and by the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and Critical Sociology.)
  • “Marx’s Ecology in the Twenty-First Century” (paper coauthored with Brett Clark, first author and presenter: Brett Clark), International Symposium on Ecological Civilization, Beijing University, conference held in Sanya, Hainan, China, June 22-24, 2009.
    • [Chinese translation in Marxism and Reality, 2009; abridged translation in journal of the Chinese Academy of Social Science.]
  • “Marx and Ecology,” presentation at the Marxism 2009 Conference, University of London, July 4-5, 2009.
  • “Marx and Darwin,” presentation at the Marxism 2009 Conference, University of London, July 4-5, 2009.
  • “Capitalism’s Closing Circle: Economy, Ecology, and Empire,” keynote address at Socialist Studies session, Canadian Learned Societies Congress, May 28, 2009.
  • “A Failed System: The World Crisis of Capitalist Globalization and its Impact on China,” presented at the University of Szuhou, Szuhou, China, January 11, 2009.
  • “Marx and the Planet,” presented to Ecology and Power conference, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, September 17, 2008.
  • “Marx’s Ecology and the 21st Century Environmental Revolution,” Marxism 2008, University of London, London, U.K., July 6, 2008.
  • “Ecology and the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism,” presented at the Climate Change, Social Change Conference, Sydney, Australia, April 12, 2008.
  • “World Alienation: Contradictions of Capitalism and Ecological Change,” presented at Sustainability Conference, California State University, Chico, November 1, 2007.
  • “Art and World Alienation,” paper presented at Bettina Stockton Memorial Conference on Art and Social Praxis, San Francisco State University, October 8, 2007.
  • “The Global Structural Crisis of Capital,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 14, 2007. Panel organized by Giovanni Arrighi.
  • “The Revenge of Nature,” address delivered at Synergy Conference, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, April 20, 2007.
  • “The Financialization of Capitalism,” paper presented at the Left Forum, New York City, March 11, 2007.
  • “The Ecology of Destruction,” plenary talk delivered to the third annual Jornadas Bolivarianas (Bolivarian Journeys) conference, Regional Univeristy of Blumenau and Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, November 21-23, 2006.
  • “The New World Crisis,” Left Forum, New York, N.Y., March11, 2006.
  • “The New U.S. Grand Strategy—A Warning to Africa,” World Social Forum, Bamako, Mali, January 20, 2006.
  • “U.S. Hegemony and the War in Iraq,” Stop the War Conference, Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles, November 19, 2005.
  • “Imperial Capital: The U.S. Empire and Accumulation,” Fifth Colloquium of Latin American Political Economists,” UNAM, Mexico City, October 27, 2005.
  • “Organizing Environmental Revolution,” keynote address presented at the Critical Management Studies section, Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 8 2005.
  • Presenter, “Philosophies of Organizational Research: Marxist Theory and Organizational Analysis,” Critical Management Studies section, Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 6, 2005.
  • “Teaching Marxist Ecology,” paper presented at special session on Teaching Marxism, annual meetings of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, August 13-16, 2005.
  • “Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital,” paper presented at “Heleco ’05: Environment and Growth,” Conference of the Hellenic Chamber of Engineers, Athens, Greece, February 5, 2005.
  • “The End of Rational Capitalism,” paper presented at annual conference of the Alumni Association of the Department of Economics of Istanbul University, Turkey, December 18, 2004.
  • “Barbarism or ‘The Ruins of Imperialistic Barbarism’” (coauthored with Brett Clark), paper presented to conference on Civilization or Barbarism: Challenges and Problems of the Contemporary World, Serpa and Moura, Portugal, September 23-25, 2004 (coauthored paper presented in Portugal by Brett Clark).
  • “Metabolism, Energy, and Entropy in Marx’s Critique of Political Economy: Beyond the Podolinsky Myth” (coauthored with Paul Burkett, Burkett’s name first), presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 2004.
  • Presider, panel on Environmental Mobilization: From Individuals to Nations,” annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 16, 2004.
  • “The Treadmill of Production as a Neo-Marxist Theory of Environment and Society” (Invited Speaker), presented at the Treadmill of Production Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, October 31, 2003.
  • “The Globalized Environment,” (Invited Address), presentation at Oregon Council of the Humanities Teacher Institute, Reed College, Portland Oregon, June 25, 2003.
  • “Imperialism and Capitalism,” opening plenary address at “Imperialism Today” conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, May 7, 2003.
  • “Social Justice and Sustainability: The World Summit on Sustainable Development,” Conference on the Built Environment (Event in Preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development), University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 23, 2002.
  • “Marx’s Ecology in Historic Perspective” (Invited Speaker), Marxism 2002 Conference, London, U.K., July 5-11.
  • “Ecology Against Capitalism,” Socialism 2002 Conference, Chicago June 13-16.
  • Respondent, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Session of Environment and Technology Section, American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, August 2001 (Papers delivered by Frederick Buttel, Riley Dunlap and Allan Schnaiberg).
  • “The New Economy—Myth and Reality,” paper presented at Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, April 2001.
  • “Capitalism’s Environmental Crisis—Is Technology the Answer?,” paper presented at Hitosubashi Symposium, “The Twentieth Century: Dreams and Realities,” Tokyo, Japan, December 2-3, 2000.
  • “Reflections on Marx’s Ecology,” paper presented at Rethinking Marxism conference, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, September 2000.
  • “Working Class Households and the Burden of Debt,” paper presented to the Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, April 2000.
  • “Marx and Journalism,” paper presented at the Union for Democratic Communications Annual Conference, October 15-17, 1999, Eugene, Oregon (paper co-authored with Robert W. McChesney).
  • Discussant for All Academy Session, “Creating Sustainable Development: Strategies for the Bottom of the Pyramid,” Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Chicago, August 10, 1999.
  • Speaker for closing plenary panel session of RC-24 (International Environmental Sociology section), International Sociological Association, Conference on “The State and Environment,” Chicago, August 8, 1999.
  • “Remarks on Paul Sweezy,” paper presented at the Veblen-Commons Award Ceremony, Annual Conference of the Association for Evolutionary Economics, Allied Social Science Association Meetings, New York, N.Y., January 3, 1999.(see under non-refereed journal articles above).
  • “Contradictions in the Universalization of Capitalism,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Union for Radical Political Economics, Allied Social Science Association Meetings, New York, January 4, 1999, 10 pp.
  • “A Classic of Our Time: Labor and Monopoly Capital After a Quarter-Century,” Binghamton Conference on the Labor Process, State University of New York at Binghamton, April 1998.
  • “Marx’s Ecology,” paper presented in “Marxist Contributions to Ecological Theory” panel, Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, March 20-22, 1998.
  • “The Communist Manifesto and the Environment,” paper presented in “The Communist Manifesto as a Historic Document” panel, Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, March 20-22, 1998.
  • “Real Capitalism and Virtual Capitalism: The Ideology of the Global Communications Revolution,” paper presented at the “Capitalism and the Information Age” panel, Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, March 20-22, 1998.
  • “The Scale of Our Ecological Crisis,” presented at “The Basis of Ecology” panel, Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, March 20-22 1998.
  • “Ecocommunism: Marx’s Vision of Sustainability in a Future Society,” presented at the Ecosocialism Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, May 9, 1997.
  • “On the Age of Planetary Crisis,” keynote address for conference on “Capitalism Today and Perspectives,” University of Zacatecas, Zacatecas Mexico, April 25, 1997.
  • “The Information Highway and the Globalization of Capitalism: New Faces of Class Struggle and Imperialism,” presentation at American Sociological Association (regular session), Toronto, August 1997.
  • “Globalization and the Environment,” paper presented at Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, March 1997.
  • “Unsustainable Development,” paper presented at the 1995 Socialist Scholars’ Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, April 7-9, 1995, 10 pp.
  • “Class and the Environment, Historically and in the Present,” paper presented as a keynote address at the 1995 Pacific Northwest Labor History Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, May 19, 1995.
  • “Ecology and Human Freedom,” paper presented as a keynote address (part of a keynote symposium) at the 16th Annual Pacific Ecology Conference, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Feb. 24, 1995.
  • “Global Ecology and the Common Good,” paper presented as a keynote luncheon address at Watersheds ’94, a conference organized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, September 28, 1994.
  • “How Green Can Capitalism Become?,” Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, April 2, 1994.
  • “The Environment: The Ancient Forest Controversy,” paper presented at the Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, April 17, 1993.
  • “The Decline of the Superpowers: Reflections on the End of the U.S. and Soviet Cold War Hegemonies,” paper Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Spokane, WA, April 7, 1990.
  • “The Age of Restructuring and Environmental Decline,” paper presented at the Marxist Section Session, “Class, State and Crisis,” American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, August 1989.
  • “National Restructuring and Global Stagnation” Conference on “Instability and Change in the International Economy,” Stephentown, New York, May 12-15, 1988, 30 pp.
  • Invited Discussant, Session on “Growth, Income Distribution and the U.S. Experience,” Allied Social Science Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, December 28, 1987.
  • “Making Plans for a New New Deal: Alternative Economic Strategies for the United States,” Western Political Science Association, Eugene, Oregon, March 20, 1986, 20 pp. “Veblen as a Critic of Capitalism,” Political Economy Section of the Canadian Political Science Association, Montreal, Quebec, June l, 1985.
  • “Sources of Instability in the U.S. Political Economy and Empire,” Political Economy Section of the Canadian Political Science Association, Guelph, Ontario, May 1984, 30 pp. (later revised for publication, see under articles above).
  • Discussant on “The Modern Labor Process,” Bethune College Conference on “The Degradation of Work?,” Spring 1982.
  • “The Political Economy of Joseph Schumpeter: A Theory of Capitalist Development and Decline,” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, London, Ontario, May 1978.

Conferences & Panels Organized

  • Organizer, Special Thematic Session, “Reconciling Environmental Sustainability and
  • Global Equality: Strategic Dilemmas in Linking Global Struggles,” American
  • Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 2007.
  • Organizer, “The Global Crisis of Neoliberal Capialism,” Marxist Sociology Section,
  • American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 2007.
  • Organizer, “Teaching Environmental Sociology” session, Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA, April 2000.
  • Organizer/Presider of “Environmental Sociology” session, Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, April 16-19, 1998.
  • Organizer of “Issues in Environmental Sociology” roundtable, Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, April 16-19, 1998.
  • Organizer/Presider of “Environment and Third World Development” session, Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR, Spring 1996.
  • Organizer/Presider of “Political Economy” session, Pacific Sociological Association, Eugene, OR, Spring 1987.
  • Book Room Liaison Person for Local Arrangements Committee, Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Eugene, OR, Spring 1987.
  • Co-organizer of the Bethune College Conference, “The Alternative Press, Spring 1983.
  • Co-organizer of the Bethune College Conference, “The Degradation of Work?,” Spring 1982.
  • Co-organizer of the Northwest Symposium on Chile, Winter 1973-74, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.

Guest Lectures

  • “The Alienated Ecological Regime of Capitalism and the Climate Crisis,” virtual presentation, Havens Wright Center, Madison, Wiscosin, October 26, 2021.

  • “Marxian Ecology and the Return of Nature,” online presentation, Subversive Festival, Croatia, December 11, 2020,

  • “Ecological Crisis—Radical Change is Coming,” Center for Altrnative Research and Studies, Mauritius, October 2-3, 2019.

  • “The Two Cultures and the Ecological Rift,” talk delivered at Maynooth University, Ireland, May 6, 2016.

  • “The Anthropocene and the Crisis of Civilization,” address presented at Dublin City Center, Dublin, Ireland, May 5, 2016.

  • “The Earth System Emergency and Ecological Civilization,” public lecture delivered in honor of visiting Chinese scholars, University of Oregon, May 2, 2016.

  • “The Infinite Crisis: Capitalism and the Environment,” guest lecture delivered at Reed College, Portland, Oregon, March 27, 2014
  • “The Stagnation Trap,” talk at New York University, October 20, 2012.
  • “Capitalism and Environmental Catastrophe,” talk delivered as part of a teach-in, Occupy Wall Street, Zucottti Park (Liberty Plaza), New York, October 23, 2011.
  • “The Roots of the World Ecological Crisis,” presented at the University of Vermont, October 29, 2009.
  • “Revenge of Nature,” presented to Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, April 23, 2009.
  • “Critique of Intelligent Design,” presented to Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, April 24, 2009.
  • “Accumulation and Financialization,” presented to the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia, April 14, 2008.
  • “The Political Economy of Growth After 50 Years: Reflections on Paul Baran’s Analysis of the Global Capitalism a Half-Century Later,” Institute for Research on World-Systems, University of California at Riverside, March 16, 2007.
  • “The New Naked Imperialism,” talk delivered at Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, September 20, 2006.
  • “U.S. Empire and Geopolitics,” public lecture sponsored by Black Sun Books, Eugene, Oregon, November 16, 2005.
  • “Capitalism and Socialism,” guest lecture delivered to Sacremento Marxist School, Sacremento, California, March 5, 2005.
  • “Marx’s’ Ecology and its Significance Today” (Invited Speaker), Marxism 2003 Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 10, 2003.
  • “Marx and the Alienation of Nature” (Invited Speaker), Marxism 2003 Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 10, 2003.
  • “Debate on the Joburg Memo,” with Wolfgang Sachs, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 28, 2002 (event linked to World Summit on Sustainable Development).
  • “Debates Over Sustainable Development and Ecological Socialism,” Left Intellectual Forum on the World Summit on Sustainable Development, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26, 2002
  • “The Potentially Most Dangerous Phase of Imperialism”: The World Crisis Analysis of István Mészáros, presented at Brecht Forum, New York, NY, October 14, 2001.
  • “Marx’s Theory of Metabolic Rift,” presented at Department of Social Ecology, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities, Vienna, Austria, May 2000
  • Lansdowne Lecturer. Presented series of three lectures on political economy, ecology, and social theory, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, October 1999.
  • “The Limits of Environmentalism Without Class,” “Red and Green or Red and Brown,” titles of talks given at Willamette University, Salem, OR, February 18, 1998.
  • “Labor and the Environment: The Pacific Northwest Forest Crisis,” Western Forest Activists Conference, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR, Feb. 14, 1997.
  • “Comparative Views of Development,” Symposium: Views of Development, Evening and Weekend Program, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, November 13, 1993.
  • “The Global Ecological Regime of Capitalism,” Havens Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, March 22, 1993.
  • “Recent Trends in American Sociology,” Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England, June 29, 1992.
  • “Labor and the Restructuring of the World Economy,” Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers, Oil Bargaining Conference, Denver, CO, September 25, 1989.
  • “The Myth of Fordism” (“Los Mitos Sobre El Fordismo”–delivered in English and translated simultaneously into Spanish), Invited Guest Lecture, Departamento de Economía, Division de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Itzapalapa (Mexico City), June 29, 1989.
  • “Bush and the Fiscal Crisis of the State,” Invited Lecture at Menlo College, Atherton, CA, November 17, 1988.
  • “Schumpeter’s Theory of the Rise and Fall of Capitalism,” Social Science Division, York University, Toronto, Canada, November 5, 1984.
  • Lecturer and discussant at Seminar on the Global Economic Crisis led by Andre Gunder Frank. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 9-12, 1984.

Mass Media

  • “The Death of Social Democracy in the Age of Global Monopoly-Finance Capital: An Interview with John Bellamy Foster with Tassos Tsakiroglou,” Journal of Editors (Athens), January 13, 2014, English version published on MRzine, January 18, 2014.
  • One hour interview with Vincent J. Emanuele, “Veterans Unplugged,” March 16, 2012, WIMS Radio, Michigan City, Indiana.
  • Interviewed on the “Accumulation of Catastrophe” by Allen Ruff WORT, 89.9FM, Madison, Wisconsin, January 5, 2012.
  • Interviewed on the global economy and the environment by Robert W. McChesney, Media Matters, WillAm580, Illinois Public Radio, August 7, 2011.
  • Interviewed by Barry Seidman, WBAI Radio (New York) on “Critique of Intelligent Design: for Darwin Day Radio Special. Interview taped on March 14, 2010.
  • Interviewed on global economic crisis by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now Radio and TV News (New York), September 17, 2009.
  • “Sunday at Noon” interview KLCC Radio on the Great Financial Crisis, Eugene, Oregon, May 10, 2009.
  • Interviewed by Bernd Debusmann for Reuters story on the economic crisis and socialism, March 13, 2009.
  • Interviewed by One Radio Network and KBLJ Radio (Patrick Timone), March 11, 2009 (one hour interview on The Great Financial Crisis).
  • Interviewed by Republic Broadcasting Network (Houston, Texas—Stephen Leadman, Global Research), March 11, 2009 (one hour radio interview on The Great Financial Crisis)
  • Interviewed by Allen Ruff, WORT, Madison, Wisconsin on February 19, 2009 on
  • The Great Financial Crisis (one hour radio interview and call-in on The Great Financial Crisis).
  • Interviewed by KPFA FM Radio News (Pacifia Radio for Northern California), February 15, 2009.
  • Interviewed on WUSB FM (University of Stony Brook), New York, February 9, 2009 on “A New New Deal Under Obama?.”
  • Interview for Greek daily Eleftherotypia, February 8, 2009.
    • Full interview published on MRzine, February 8, 2009.
  • Interviewed by Allen Minsky on KPFK (Los Angeles),” February 2, 2009, on The Great Financial Crisis.
  • Interviewed for December 13, 2008 Associated Press release, “Food Banks Forced to Partner with Farms, Fishermen.”
  • Interviewed for Norwegian daily, Klassekampen, October 15, 2008, full interview published as “Monopoly-Finance Capital and the Crisis”on MRzine, October 16,
    • [Reprinted in Tony Iltis, et. al., Meltdown (New South Wales, Australia: Resistance Books, 2009) pp. 12-18.]
  • Interviewed by Pagina/12 (Argentina), October 10, 2008, full interview published as “Can the Financial Crisis Be Reversed?” on MRzine, October 10, 2008.
  • Featured in Regeneration: A Documentary Film (written and directed by Phillip Montgomery, produced by Anonymous Content), (original Interview April 28, 2007).
  • Interviewed for KPFA radio, San Francisco, on Naked Imperialism, September 19, 2006.
  • Interviewed by Susie Weissman (Beneath the Surface), KPFK radio, Los Angeles, August 21, 2006 on Naked Imperialism.
  • Interviewed by WORT radio, Madison Wisconsin on September 11, 2006 on 9-11 and empire.
  • Interview by Robert W. McChesney,“Media Matters,” WILL radio, Urbana, Illinois (AM 580, University of Illinois Broadcasting) on Naked Imperialism, Winter 2006.
  • Interviewed by the New York Times on Harry Magdoff, January 3, 2006.
  • Interviewed by WSUB Radio, Stoneybrook, New York, February 14, 2005, on “The Failure of Empire” (the U.S. empire and Iraq).
  • Quoted on Paul Sweezy, New York Times, March 2, 2004, Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2004.
  • Interviewed by KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA on Marx’s Ecology and Contemporary Environmental Problems, February 23, 2004.
  • Interview/Debate with KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA on Imperialism and War, May 28,
  • Interviewd by KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA on the Iraq War, March 20, 2003.
  • Press Briefing (30 minutes) on the World Summit on Sustainable Devleopment:
  • Critical Perspectives to journalists from 20 African newspapers, South African
  • Broadcasting Corporation Studio (SABC), Johannesburg, South Africa, August 24,
  • Interviewed for article in Vogue Magazine, September 2001, p. 476.
  • Interviewed by KPFA (Berkeley) on “Marx’s Ecology,” Summer 2000.
  • Interviewed on “The Vulnerable Planet” by Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive for “Second Opinion,” a half-hour long taped radio show broadcasting on 90 commercial and public radio stations in North America, July 10, 1997.
  • Interviewed on the state of the world environment by Robert McChesney for “A Public Affair,” an hour-long call-in radio show on WORT-FM, Madison, WI, July 13, 1997.
  • Invited participant along with around 2 dozen leading environmentalists and economists in an internet forum on Paul Hawken’s “Natural Capital” hosted by Mojo Wire, the Internet connection of Mother Jones magazine, April 21-24, 1997.
  • Interviewed for 15 minutes on “The Old Mole Variety Hour,” KBOO Radio (Portland, OR) on global ecological crisis and economic restructuring, April 21, 1997.
  • Interviewed for 1 hour on “Walden’s Pond,” WBAI Radio (New York) on world environmental crisis, February 18, 1993.
  • Interviewed by San Francisco Chronicle on Revolution of 1989 in Eastern Europe, Fall 1989.
  • Interviewed by Philadelphia Inquirer on Stock Market Crash, October 1987.


  • Well-Known Left-Wing American Scholar John Foster: Interview,”, November 11, 2013 (Interview October 20, 2013 in Stockholm), (Chinese).
  • “An Interview with John Bellamy Foster (by C. J. Polychroniou for the Sunday Eleftheorotypia), MRzine, July 18, 2013
    • [Italian translation in ZNet Italy, July 22, 2013.]
  • “Capitalism and Environmental Catastrophe,” MRzine, October 29, 2011.
  • “Published Sector Workers are a ‘Privileged New Class,’ Says Billionaire,” Need to Know,, January 17, 2011.
  • “The Unsurprising Failure of U.S. Financial Reform,” Need to Know,, June 30, 2010.
  • “Marx’s Ecology and the Ecological Revolution,” MRzine, February 24, 2010. Interview for En Lucha (Spain, June 4, 2010).
    • [Separate Catalan translation in En Lluita, June/July 2010. Turkish translation at Soysalist Zemin, September 15, 2010.]
  • “The Ecology of Socialism” on MRzine, April 27, 2010. Interview for Solidaire, (Belgium, April 26, 2010).
  • “We kunnen ons niet uit deze problemen winkelen,” interview with Max van Lingen for The Socialist, (Netherlands), December 5, 2009.
  • “Adam’s Fallacy and the Great Recession,” MRzine, July 20, 2009.
  • “Le Grand Braquage Financier,” interview by Robert James Parsons for Le Courrier (Geneva, April 28, 2009),
  • “Economy, Ecology, Empire,” The, March 10, 2009.
  • “An Interview of John Bellamy Foster, author of The Great Financial Crisis” (Mike Whitney), Online and, February 27, 2009.
    • [Full interview issue on MRzine, February 27, 2009. Portuguese translation at Association,, 2009. Italian translation at Come Don, March 1, 2009].
  • “Bernanke and ‘The Great Moderation’ Four Years Later,” MRzine, December 12, 2008.
  • “Monopoly-Finance Capital and the Crisis,” interview for Norwegian daily, Klassekampen, posted on MRzine, October 16, 2008.
  • “Can the Financial Crisis Be Reversed,” interview for Página/12 (Argentina), posted on MRzine, October 10, 2008.
  • “Marx and the Global Environmental Rift,” MRzine, November 28, 2007
    • [Danish translation in Solidaritet, no. 1, February 2008.]
  • “Capital and Empire: An Interview with John Bellamy Foster,” interviewed by João Aguiar for publication on Portuguese website, O Diário, English version, MRzine, April 2007.
  • “Is the New Global Warming Report Too Conservative?” (coauthored with Brett Clark, Clark listed first), MRzine, February 17, 2007.
  • “The Wall Street Journal Meets Karl Marx,” MRzine, July 14, 2005.
  • Online seminar on Marx’s Ecology sponsored by the Progressive Sociological Network and the Monthly Review Foundation, Nov. 11-18, 2000.



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