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Rentier-financier capitalism

2018. Rentiers, the inheritors of the entrepreneurs, and financiers, a special type of technobureaucrats, are the fuling classes in contemporary capitalism; neoliberalism is their ideology. The financiers manage the wealth of the idle rentiers and act as organic intellectuals of this very narrow class coalition. (Paper to be published)

The two forms of capitalism: developmentalism and economic liberalism

2017. Capitalism and the state are either developmental, or liberal. Developmentalism and economic liberalism are two forms of coordinating capitalism. Capitalism was born developmental anywhere, in England or in the US, in Germany or in Brazil, in Japan or in China. (paper: Brazilian Journal of Political Economy)

The political crisis of globalization

2016. National solidarity, first, and social-democracy, later on, have mitigated Capitalist exploitation. The demise of these two institutions led global capitalism to the present political crisis. (essay)

Depois do capitalismo financeiro-rentista, mudança estrutural à vista?

2016. The Brexit, Donald Trump's election and the rise of the extreme right express the political crisis of globalization. National solidarity, first, and social-democracy, later on, have mitigated Capitalist exploitation. The demise of these two institutions led global capitalism to the present political crisis. (ensaio)

After the demise of neoliberalism, a third (conservative) developmentalism?

2015. The first developmentalism was mercantilism, the second, Fordism, which was a progressive class coalition. After the 2008 Crisis neoliberalism turned demoralized, state intervention increased, and a third developmentalism is looming, but it will be a conservative capitalism due to the competition of China and other developing countries. (paper to be published)

Capital e organização no capitalismo tecnoburocrático

2014. Technobureaucratic or professionals' capitalism are adequate names to identify today's capitalism. It is a mixed social formation, where two relations of production – capital and organization – are present. (Paper: Tempo Social)

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)

Capitalismo dos técnicos e democracia

2005. The rise of the professional middle class, knowledge as the new strategic factor of production, and democracy. English version available. (Paper: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais)

Professionals capitalism and democracy

2004. The rise of the professional middle class, knowledge as the new strategic factor of production, and the implications for democracy. The correspondent concept of capital.Portuguese version available.(Paper in book honoring J. K. Galbraith).

Technobureaucratic Capitalism (eBook)

1990. A summing up of my ideas on technobureaucracy and capitalism. (eBook)

Classes e estratos sociais no capitalismo contemporâneo

1981. A sistematic analysis on social classes in contemporary capitalism distinguishing social classes from social strata and showing how the two concepts are interconected. English version available. (Paper: published only in this site)

A Sociedade Estatal e a Tecnoburocracia

1981. The rise of technobureaucracy or the professional middle class. In capitalism, sharing power with the bourgeoisie in Soviet Union and other comand economies, as the ruling class. Collected papers. (Book: Editora Brasiliense)

Notas introdutórias ao modo tecnoburocrático ou estatal de produção

1977. o the emergence of the new middle class – the technobureaucratic or professional middle class – corresponds a new relation of production, the organization, and a new mode of production: the technobureaucratic or state mode of production. French version available. (Paper: Estudos CEBRAP)

Tecnoburocracia e Contestação

1972. Three essays: the student revolution, the political revolution in the Catholic Church, particularly in Latin America, and the world emergence of the new professional middle class. (Book: Editora Vozes).

A Emergência da Tecnoburocracia

1972. A new social class – technobureaucracy or the new middle class – emerged in capitalist societies. (In Tecnoburocracia e Contestação)