why do we have this thing called a "financial crisis"? Why have we had such a crisis periodically ever since the United States was created? What changes occur or what happens each time to bring on the crisis? Do we forget how to make things that people need? Do the factories burn down? Are our tools lost? Do the blueprints disappear? Do we run out of people to work in the factories and offices? Are all the services that people need for a happy life so well taken care of that there's hardly any more need for the services? In other words: What changes take place in the real world to cause the crisis? Nothing, necessarily. The crisis is usually caused by changes in the make-believe world of finance capitalism.
Eu gosto de o ler. Quanto mais não seja por providenciar um ponto de vista radicalmente diferente, mas vindo de dentro. Muitas vezes simplesmente porque escreve bem e faz sentido.
Ali pelo meio do texto inclui esta definição:
"Capitalism is the theory that the worst people, acting from their worst motives, will somehow produce the most good."
Podemos questionar se o Capitalismo se resume a isso, mas o passado recente leva-me a acreditar que foram alguns dos seus principais promotores que o reduziram a tal esqueleto.