• Concentration of wealth and decisional power

    Among so many questions and circumstances that are intermingled in the world, one of the most significant processes is the concentration of wealth and decisional power. We say it is highly significant because the forces that emerge from this process have erected themselves as organizers of the national and global functioning. That is, they influence in such a way that almost every national economic system and, of course, the global functioning have adjusted, and to a great extent subordinated, to serve the interests of these elites, the dominators of the world and countries course. Citizens no longer freely mold their …

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  • Addressing external sector bottlenecks

    As non-central countries grow, they suffer recurrent bottlenecks in the external sector (more foreign currency is required than it is available). Causes are diverse as diverse are the economic, social, and political structures of each country. How and why do those bottlenecks happen? Is it possible to solve them? There is a range of public policy options to address them: there are emergency measures that, depending on their profile, can lessen or enlarge their negative effects; however, the most important are transforming measures of the dynamics that generate the bottlenecks. Not a few countries while growing suffer external sector bottlenecks. …

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  • How to stop China?

    The rise of China to a position that will soon catch up and even surpass American dominance in terms of economic power and technological forefront represents a challenge that Western powers should address with negotiation and collaboration and not with confrontations as useless as they are dangerous.    How to stop China? This is a question that Westerners of every hue pose today, and especially the leaders of the West, from American to European, either rightists or liberals, progressives or Trumpists, honest or cheaters, connoisseur or ignorant, corporation chiefs or workers in the assembly lines. Thirty years of growing at …

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  • The perverse dimension of Brazilian “cordiality”

    On October 31st, 2014, I published in the JB, Jornal do Brasil on line, an article on the Brazilian interpretation of “being a cordial human;” I publish it again, amended, for its burning actuality. The last two years we have experienced a wave of hatred and discrimination unprecedented in our history. Particularly during the presidential election campaign. There have been libel, defamation, millions of fake news and all sorts of coarse words. Hence the perverse side of the “cordial” Brazilian people showed. To say that the Brazilian is a “cordial man” comes from writer Ribeiro Couto and the term was generalized by Sérgio Buarque from Holland in his …

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  • Initiatives

    Interview of Boaventura de Sousa Santos   Law regarding the fight about activities of “vulture funds” Belgium Read article   El Firulete – Julio Sosa  

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  • Reflections

    Regarding what happens if politics pulls out If politics pulls out (that is, if human beings abjure from mobilization and social organization to obtain new rights, or defend what they already have; if the State abandons its inclusion task), domination and hierarchy—that never ceased to be there, waiting for their restauration—will reestablish the “order of things,” frequently through vengeance, cruelty, and the most brutal social racism. Diego Tatián   Regarding investment in financial markets Monopolistic rent is not reinvested in production as there is no demand. Therefore, it escapes to invest in financial markets. Financial investments of this growing surplus …

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