Cartas abiertas a dos amigos, un economista austriaco y uno socialista

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Geoffrey M. Hodgson
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5823-3996

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Dirijo estas cartas dos amigos imaginarios. En la primera, a un libertario de libre mercado, reconozco las fortalezas de su posición, pero argumento que la posición libertaria básica se debe actualizar a la luz de los desarrollos del mundo financiero y corporativo, y de la creciente desigualdad en la distribución de la riqueza. Dirijo la segunda carta a un socialista, que aún desea maximizar la propiedad pública y minimizar los mercados. Argumento que esta posición ha recibido golpes fatales en el siglo XX, provenientes de la crítica teórica y de catástrofes prácticas. El socialismo al menos en su sentido clásico– ha muerto como doctrina práctica y humana. No así el Estado de bienestar, quizás con un sector público significativo. El debate se refiere a la dirección que nos gustaría que tomara el capitalismo.

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