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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)

Reconstruir a esperança

2015. Speech receiving the Juca Pato trophee and the tittle of “intelectual of the year 2014” from the Brazilian Union of Writers.

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).

O capitalismo dos técnicos

2001. The global world remains capitalist, but the key actors are not anymore capitalists but technobureaucrats. (ABCP/UFMG Boletim de Conjuntura, September 2001). Technobureaucracy, Globalization, Capitalism.

O contrato social ausente

1998. With Yoshiaki Nakano. It is misleading to attribute economic difficulties to politicians and bureaucrats, since incompetent and self-interest policies decided by economists are also responsible. This is more so when the country misses an effective social contract. English version available. (Paper in Estado e Sociedade). This is an improved version of “A origem política dos problemas econômicos” (1995).

The missing social contract

1998. With Yoshiaki Nakano. It is misleading to attribute economic difficulties to politicians and bureaucrats, since incompetent and self-interest policies decided by economists are also responsible. This is more so when the country misses an effective social contract. Portuguese version available. (Paper in edited book by Ducatenzeiler and Oxhorn)

Technobureaucratic Capitalism (eBook)

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

Technobureaucratic Capitalism

1990. The rise of technobureaucracy or the professional middle class: in capitalism, sharing power with the bourgeoisie in the Soviet Union and other comand economies, as the ruling class. It is revised translation of A Sociedade Estatal e a Tecnoburocracia (1981) with the adition of the paper “Social Classes and Strata in Contemporary Capitalism”. (Book unpublished: fully available here.)