Building on the heritage of philosopher Gilles Deleuze, economist/historian Ferdinand Braudel and several others, the Mexican theoreticist Manuel De Landa has written some interesting texts on todays world. An important distinction he makes is between markets and antimarkets, where he describes how capitalism "as it is in reality" rarely conforms with the "laws" of the market as they are described in text-books of economy. Instead, capitalism is usually dominated by anti-markets, either large firms with several similarities to the Soviet bureaucracies, or interfering states.

Markets and Antimarkets

Interview where De Landa develops his view on the Internet, as a decentralized market threatened by antimarkets