Capitalism and Modernity
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2021. The Industrial Revolution made capital the dominant production relation in entrepreneurs' capitalism; the Second Industrial Revolution and the associated organizational revolution promoted the shift from the strategic factor of production of capital to technical and administrative knowledge and made the emergence of the managerial class a definitive historical phenomenon. (Chapter of book being written)
2021. Around 1980 China made the right choice of economic policy regime (developmentalism) and the US, the wrong choice. This is one of the reasons for the US losing gradually hegemony to China. (Chapter of a book being written)
2020. O pobre do Guedes e seu neoliberalismo não vão levar o Brasil a grande coisa. Ninguém tem confiança na economia brasileira e neste governo. (entrevista em O Estado de S.Paulo).
2020. Brazil faces four crises (political, economic, moral and sanitary) in the framework of the world crisis of neoliberal capitalism and the rise of rightwing populism. (A Terra é Redonda)
2019. Neoliberalism and the right-wing populist response in the rich countries and in Brasil. (Essay in A Terra é Redonda
2019. Palestra em Diálogos Luso-Brasileiros, Lisboa (Apresentação de slides)
2019. Diálogos Luso-Brasileiros, ciclo de conferências realizados pelo Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG) da Universidade de Lisboa, 4 de novembro de 2019.
2019. Com Cícero Araújo. The neoliberal project failed. Is the alternative project - a developmental project - to succeed in the framework of globalization? (Paper: Dados)
2019. A society is just when economic and political inequality is reasonably low. Institutions that assure civil and political rights are able to eliminate legal privileges by making everybody equal before the law, but they are less effective in reducing economic inequality, which is embedded in the structure of society.
2019. Survey of book by Yascha Mounk. Liberal democracy is in crisis. It could not be otherwise because neoliberals see it as the ideal form of society. (Article in Quatro Cinco Um-Revista dos Livros)
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. (Revista de Estudos Avançados,USP)
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)
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)
2018. Survey of the recent debate on the secular stagnation of capitalism, in special, Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.
2017. 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.
2017. Rentier-financier capitalism is in economic crisis since 2008 and in political crisis since 2016. The secular stagnation issue was brought again to the fore, in so far as capitalism turned again liberal (instead of developmental) since 1980. But it is more likely that rich countries will face low growth, financial instability, and increasing inequality, unless they are able to criticize economic liberalism. (Paper for Berlin conference)
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)
2017. 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. (Paper: Novos Estudos) Version in English.
2016. A key source of the power of the financial sector in all countries is the importance that macroeconomic policy assumed in the last 50 years, and the fact that this sector hires at least 80% of the macroeconomists. (Article, Jornal dos Economistas)
2015. Speech receiving the Juca Pato trophee and the tittle of "intelectual of the year 2014" from the Brazilian Union of Writers.
2015. O liberalismo econômico demonstrou mais uma vez não ter condições de garantir crescimento satisfatório e estabilidade financeira, ao buscar coordenar as economias modernas.
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)
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)
2014. Breve crítica do pós-modernimos (Seção do ensaio "modernidade neoliberal", Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais).
2013. How did inequality vary along the history of capitalism? Which were the phases, and the role of technical progress? Why inequality increased since the 1980s in rich countries? (Paper in Forum for Social Economics)
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)
2013. Qual o preço que é preciso pagar pela modernidade? Castoriadis, Lasch, Ignatieff, Loniztsa e Birman respondem. (Small paper)
2012. There are three models of developed capitalism (liberal-democractic or Anglo-Saxon, social or European model, and Japanese model and two models of developing capitalism: the Asian developmental model and the liberal-dependent model. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política). Portuguese version available.
2011. The capitalist revolution is a major economic and social change that divides the history of mankind in two parts, as it opens room to development. Capitalist development, on its hand, follows a number o phases or stages. (Paper: Crítica e Sociedade)
2011. There are three models of developed capitalism (liberal-democractic or Anglo-Saxon, social or European model, and Japanese model and two models of developing capitalism: the Asian developmental model and the liberal-dependent model. (Texto para Discussão 280)). English version available
2010. The 2008 financial crisis signaled the end of 30 Neoliberal Years of Capitalism. It was caused by the deregulation promoted by the neoliberal ideology justified "scientifically" by neoclassical economics. Paper (Revue de la Régulation).
2010. The 2008 financial crisis was caused by the deregulation promoted by neoliberal and financialized capitalism with the support of neoclassical economics. (Paper: Novos Estudos Cebrap).
2010. On the opportunity of the 100 years of the Soviet Revolution, I include in the first page of this site this paper. In argues that the socialist revolution turned first statist, and, second, capitalist. (Paper: Revista USP).
2009. The 2008 financial crisis was caused by the deregulation promoted by neoliberal and financialized capitalism with the support of neoclassical economics. (Paper: Journal of Post Keynesian Economics)
2008. The present global economic crisis happens in a finance based and knowledge capitalism where bright private technobureaucrats formed in the best MBAs enriched. (Estudos Avançados). Spanish version available
2008. The present global economic crisis happens in a finance based and knowledge capitalism where bright private technobureaucrats formed in the best MBAs enriched. (Umbrales de América del Sur). Versão disponível em Português
2008. The 1968 Student Revolution represented the end, not the beginning, of a major post-war social and political change. After, the world experienced a conservative counter-revolution. Article O Estado de S.Paulo.
2006. After the 1960s utopic revolutions the student and the Latin America Catholic Church revolutions, the world experiences a conservative and cynical neo-liberal counter-revolution. Preface to As Revoluções Utópicas dos anos 1960
2008. In globalization, although nation-states are more interdependent, they are also more strategic. A econometric study confirms that. (Paper published in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy)
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))
2007. In globalization, although nation-states are more interdependent, they are also more strategic. A econometric study confirms that. In 2008 the English version of this paper was published in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. (Discussion Paper)
2005. Competion coming from developing countries constrains social policy in the rich ones, but this does not hinder that Europe, differently from the US, keeps its social capitalism.(article: Folha de S.Paulo)
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)
2005. After the revolutionary 60s we see a conservative counter-revolution. The causes behind. (Essay to be published)
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).
2009. Este livro discute, do ponto de vista histórico, a construção de um "Estado republicano", ou seja, um Estado forte e capaz, dotado de legitimidade democrática e de eficiência administrativa, e apto a se defender contra indivíduos e grupos poderosos que buscam capturá-lo ou privatizá-lo. Em inglês . Impresso sob demanda e em kindle
Entrevista publicada em Ide, n.32, 1º semestre de 2000, da Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo.
1999. Edited book with Jorge Wilheim and Lourdes Sola. Major social scientists analyse the recent transformation of the world society, and its effects on the state. (Edited book: Editora UNESP).
1998. After the 1980s' crisis, the main task in Latin America is to rebuild state capacity. (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP)
1994. There are three models of capitalism: the American, the Japanese, and the European or social democratic. The choice criterium is efficiency - what will lead Latin American to choose a combination of the social-democratic and the Japanese (developmental) model. As to democracy, it is a end in itself or a means to freedom and peace, not to economic development. Thus, trade-offs between growth and democracy should not be considered. (Published only in this website)
1993. Robert Kurz wrongly predicts capitalisms colapse, not understanding that what we have is just a crisis of the state. (Review of Robert Kurz, O Colapso da Modernização, in Novos Estudos Cebrap)
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) Em formato pdf e e-book.
1981 Inequality is very much associated to wage differences. The social state and the social consumption that it provides is an efficient form of reducing inequality. Debate with Paul Singer (Lecture)
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) Esgotado.
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)
1972/2006. Two essays on the 1960s' utopic revolutions: the 1968 student revolution, and the poltical revolution of the Catholic Church. Introduction to the third edition on "The counter-revolution of our time". (Book: Editora 34 3rd. edition of 1972 book) Nas livrarias.
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). Sold out. Book available in PDF format.
1972. A new social class - technobureaucracy or the new middle class - emerged in capitalist societies. (Essay) Escaneado from the book, Tecnoburocracia e Contestação).
1968. The student revolution will transform the capitalist society. It is a middle class, intellectual and utopian revolution. (Essay in Tecnoburocracia e Contestação)
1959. My first paper at Getulio Vargas Foundation. Despite major conflicts, in a higher level of abstraction industrial societies share a common ideology. (Published only here)