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Plenary Session III, Reflections on the Global Financial Crisis: Has Keynes Toppled Adam Smith?

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Plenary Session II, “The Roots of the New Anti-Capitalist Mentality”

06 de abril de 2009   | Vistas: 321 |  

Rolf Lüders explores the recent anticapitalist sentiment that is growing in Latin America, especially in Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. He defines the concepts of capitalism and anticapitalism and explains how the latter differs from socialism. Lüders also explains how major economic events affect the entire economic system and illustrates the change of income distribution over time, using Chile as an example. He quotes well-known anticapitalist William Greider and briefly describes the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas. He also describes the shared economic thinking of Bolvia's president, Evo Morales, and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. In his conclusions he emphasizes that social peace is essential to economic development.




Rolf Lüders es catedrático en el Instituto de Historia de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Fue ministro de Hacienda…

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