• Deceptive mandates and new life paths

    Managing a country requires exercising leadership to implement the mandate received. It can be a freely expressed electoral mandate or a mandate camouflaged by those who dominate and once in power cheat their voters. The hypocrisy and deceit were shamelessly acknowledged by that president when he pointed out that if he had made explicit what he was going to do, they would not have voted for him. Covert interests and electoral fraud undermine political credibility; whom the elected truly represent, what interests and privileges they defend. Alienated in deception, their followers become victims of the victimizers they have chosen. To …

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  • Deconcentrating export opportunities and benefits

    In a world of concentrating economies, opportunities in global markets are seized by large corporations. Smaller companies fail to do so or access niche markets where large companies do not obtain sufficient profitability. Corporate initiative is paramount, but it is part of economic systems that compete for market share. This is where the role of the State acquires strategic importance. In non-central countries, this action of the State as a promoter of the export effort can also serve to deconcentrate opportunities and benefits. To participate in globalized markets, it is essential to develop competitiveness without closing in on static advantages …

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  • Machiavelli’s Moment

    A Thought for Hard Times We are not in “normal times.” Who dares to think deeply about where we are and where we are going? Machiavelli posed the question like no other. His ghost continues to pose it. ___________________________________________________________________ In turbulent times, both within and between (self-absorbed and blind) countries, it is worth remembering Machiavelli’s thought. I use the proper noun and not the adjective because “Machiavellian” has always lent itself to misinterpretation. It is often used as an insult. Fortunately, serious historians and political scientists have managed to rescue this great Florentine from reproach[1]. Many years ago (1998), I …

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  • The myth of the free-market

    Libertarian paradigms base their theory on perfect competition. The development of capitalism led to the concentration of markets and showed that perfect competition does not exist in any country in the world. Even if it existed, it would not prevent the regressive distribution of income The neoclassical, liberal, neoliberal and now libertarian slogan that the best way for markets to function is totally free of regulations and controls sounds seductive to a large part of society. What could be better than the greatest possible freedom to exercise any activity, without anyone to control and restrict it, and even less so …

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  • Initiatives

    The Humanities as life sciences – Adrián Scribano http://estudiosociologicos.org/portal/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/DT_20.pdf   From inflation shock to a sharp distributional conflict – Thilo Janssen From inflation shock to a sharp distributional conflict   Eduardo Falú – Las golondrinas (The Swallows)

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  • Reflections

    About deception and covert Instruments such as the convertibility regime, the exchange rate, the interest rate, the fiscal balance and the degree of external openness have been given the character of objectives. This results in two things: firstly, that the instruments are not discussed, because they are now the objectives that must be met and not questioned; second, that the real objectives (from our point of view, social homogeneity, fairer distribution of income, improvement of education and health, industrialization, defense of the national interest) disappear from the debate. As such, there is nothing to discuss. Alfredo Calcagno (quoted by Diego …

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