dijous, 23 d’octubre de 2008

La llei del pèndol?

Tot torna o res no mor mai?

"As the dust of the credit crash clears and the real world recession kicks in, the ideologues of capitalism are scaring themselves with spectres. "He's back," the Times warned its readers on Tuesday over a portrait of Karl Marx. Not only are sales of his masterwork Das Kapital booming, but the virus of the newly fashionable revolutionary has, it seems, spread to the heart of the capitalist camp: the French president Nicolas Sarkozy has had himself photographed leafing through its pages while Marx's analysis of capitalism has been hailed by everyone from the German finance minister to the Pope".

"It's certainly true that the events of the past few weeks have exposed deregulated capitalism as bankrupt and its ruling elites as greedy and inept. But it is the free-market model, not capitalism, that is dying. That is reflected in public opinion: a Financial Times-Harris poll conducted across the advanced capitalist world this month found large majorities believe the financial crisis has been caused by "abuses of capitalism", rather than the "failure of capitalism itself" - only in Germany did the proportion blaming capitalism as a system rise to 30%"

"As Sarkozy has pronounced: "Laissez-faire is finished." It is not Marx who has really been rehabilitated in short order, but John Maynard Keynes, out of dire necessity. In the wake of the largest-scale acts of state economic intervention in capitalist history, politicians are now having to make a virtue of it. "Much of what Keynes wrote still makes sense," the chancellor Alistair Darling declared at the weekend, as he announced plans to bring forward large capital projects and the prime minister defended higher borrowing to counter falling demand".

Seamus Milne, The Guardian (23/10/2008)

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Anònim ha dit...

Is it possible? Can you believe that? Crec que tot persisteix una mica al llarg del temps, lo que sorprèn és qui s'agafa a aquestes idees que mai pensaries podrien arribar a pensar i, encara menys, a dir.

Anònim ha dit...

Decir que el liberalismo ha fallado es una soberana memez. Los que han fallado han sido los reguladores, que han sido incapaces de evitar el crash, eso sin hablar de los excesos de la Reserva Federal y los Bancos centrales, o de que Fannie Mae y Freddie Mac eran organismos públicos destinados a comprar a los bancos las hipotecas basura (que le pregunten a Obama, que lo sabe bien: eran demócratas).
Los bancos y la energía son los sectores más regulados de la economía. Para que lo entiendan los profanos, tu puedes abrir una tienda de ultramarinos, pero no un banco o una central eléctrica.
¿Saben los requisitos que la Sarbanes-Oxley impone a las entidades que han hecho crash? Es una lista tan extensa y prolija que llamar a eso liberalismo sin control es una gran broma.
La intervención con dinero público es un grave error: estamos pagando de nuestro bolsillo errores privados y dando poder y dinero a nuestros políticos para que lo empleen sin control.
Un poco de historia, cuando Rumasa fue nacionalizada, una parte fue vendida a un amigo de FG por 300.000 Eur. Este "amigo" revendió a los 3 meses por 300 millones...
The masked Economist

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