Sunday, March 29, 2009

Krugman según Newsweek

No se pueden perder este excelente artículo sobre Paul Krugman en la revista Newsweek. El artículo se titula "Attack from the Left: Obama's Nobel Headache".

Cito una parte del artículo:
"If you are of the establishment persuasion (and I am), reading Krugman makes you uneasy. You hope he's wrong, and you sense he's being a little harsh (especially about Geithner), but you have a creeping feeling that he knows something that others cannot, or will not, see. By definition, establishments believe in propping up the existing order. Members of the ruling class have a vested interest in keeping things pretty much the way they are. Safeguarding the status quo, protecting traditional institutions, can be healthy and useful, stabilizing and reassuring. But sometimes, beneath the pleasant murmur and tinkle of cocktails, the old guard cannot hear the sound of ice cracking. (...) Krugman may be exaggerating the decay of the financial system or the devotion of Obama's team to preserving it. But what if he's right, or part right?
Por otro lado, aquí pueden ver el excelente artículo (otro más) de Paul Krugman de este fin de semana, sobre el tema de la mística del mercado que, según Krugman, limita el rango de acciones posibles por parte de los responsables de política en Estados Unidos. El artículo está publicado en español tanto por El Clarín como por El País, así es que pueden escoger la versión de su preferencia.


Anonymous said...

Valdra la pena recordar:
"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism." (Karl Marx, 1867, Das Kapital).

Anonymous said...

Todo bien con esa cita de Marx... hasta "eventually lead to communism". Ese camino no ha llevado ni va a llevar a ese lugar. Los hechos demuestran que sobre eso estuvo equivocado Marx. Concluye algo que no es.