Thursday, May 31, 2007

Coisas a não esquecer

«Though the architects of the welfare state had not stressed the point, economic stagnation and instability may occur not only because the capitalist class is 'too strong' but also because it is 'too weak'. When the capitalist class is 'too strong' it shifts the income in its favor, reducing the ratio of working-class consumption to national income and rendering the economy prone to a failure of total demand. By contrast, when the capitalist class is 'too weak' the working class or ther claimants on income squeeze the rate of profit and reduce the level of investment (perhaps by inducing to seek greener pastures elsewhere)».

Dos insuspeitos por 'simpatias capitalistas' Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, em Democracy & Capitalism. Property, Community, and the Contradictions of Modern Social Thought, NY, Basic Books, 1986 (p.6).

2 comments:

Rui Pedro Ribeiro said...

"economic stagnation and instability may not occur not only bcause..."

Não será antes "economic stagnation and instability may occur"? É que de outra forma não entendo...

Hugo Mendes said...

Caro Rui, é, na verdade, como diz; enganei-me a transcrever, e já corrigi, obrigado pela atenção.