El racismo encubierto en economía

Covert racism in economics

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John Komlos


La teoría económica predominante está repleta de supuestos que alimentan el racismo estructural o sistémico, pues apoya un sistema económico que perjudica gravemente a las personas del extremo inferior del espectro socioeconómico, que en Estados Unidos incluye a un número desproporcionado de hispanos, indígenas y descendientes de esclavos. El artículo analiza quince de estos supuestos que se suelen trivializar, incluido el papel crucial de los costos de información en la toma de decisiones. La información costosa implica que su adquisición por los pobres requiere una mayor proporción de su ingreso, lo que les dificulta tomar decisiones bien informadas.

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