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France's “bonne conscience” (Folha, 30.01.12)

2012. (Article: Folha de S. Paulo)

Modernidade neoliberal

2014. A critical survey of the recent analysis of modernity. Major sociologists take as modernity what is, rather, expressions of the recent and failed neoliberal distortion of democratic capitalism. (Paper: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais)

The hegemony constraints in the neoliberal years of capitalism

2013. The neoliberal policy regime was defined by economic, political and “hegemony” constraints, but while not complying with first two implies malfunctioning of the system, the non compliance of hegemony constraints just means that the interest of the neoliberal class coalition were not served. (Paper in edited book)

Assault on the State and on the market: neoliberalism and economic theory

2009. Neoliberalism and its “scientific” justification, neoclassical economics, were more than just an assault on the state it was also an assault to the market. (Essay: Estudos Avançados). A slightly modified version, “Economics: an assault on the state”, has been published in Challenge, 53 (5), September 2010: 57-77.

El asalto al Estado y al mercado: neoliberalismo y teoría económica

2009. Neliberalism did not attack just the state but also markets, since they depend on state regulation. Neoclassical economics was the meta-ideology offering “scientific” support to neoliberalism. (Paper in Nueva Sociedad)

A moral e a crise (Estadão, 22.3.09)

2009. The present crisis is also a moral crisis. It is a consequence of the neoliberal ideology and of the orthodox economic theory. Both teach the “invisible hand” thesis and reject the existence of the public interest. (Article: O Estado de S.Paulo)

Morality and crisis (Estadão, 22.3.09)

2009. The crisis capitalism now faces is economic, but its causes are political and moral as well. Both teach the “invisible hand” thesis and reject the existence of the public interest. (Article: O Estado de S.Paulo)

Fim da onda neoliberal (Folha, 21.4.08)

2008. The failure of neo-liberal reforms in causing growth, the Irak war, and now the banking crisis mark the decline of the United States as hegemon and the end of the neo-liberal ideological wave. (Artiicle: Folha de S.Paulo)

Nacionalismo no centro e na periferia do capitalismo

2008. Nationalism is a major ideology of capitalism together with liberalism, socialism, efficientism and ambientalism. It is the ideology of the nation and of economic development. When radical, or ethnic, it is dreadful. (Paper: Revista Estudos Avançados (- da USP))

Le nouveau developpementisme et l'orthodoxie conventionnelle

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washington conventional orthodoxy – actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. English, Spanish, and Portuguese versions available. (Paper: Passages de Paris).

Macroeconomics of stagnation and new developmentalism in Latin America

2007.Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy – actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. Slightly improved version in relation to “New developmentalism and conventional orthodoxy”. (Paper in the book Keynes for the Twentieth Century)

Macroeconomia da estagnação e novo desenvolvimentismo

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washington's conventional orthodoxy – actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. Updated and improved version of “Novo desenvolvimentismo e ortodoxia convencional”. (Paper in book edited by Bresser-Pereira)

El nuevo desarrollismo y la ortodoxia convencional

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy – actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. Portuguese and English versions available. (Paper: Economía Unam)

O novo desenvolvimentismo e a ortodoxia convencional

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy – actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. English and Spanish versions available. (Paper: Revista São Paulo em Perspectiva)

A contra-revolução do nosso tempo

2005. After the revolutionary 60s we see a conservative counter-revolution. The causes behind. (Essay to be published)