The adaptation of repressive measures reveals South America’s neoliberal governments’ intentions to transform into police states as an offensive management tactic against violence and inequality. By Marcio Pochmann The 2008 global crisis triggered reactions in Latin American economies that were distinct from those adapted in reaction to the Great Depression of 1929. At that time, […]
Author: Marcio Pochmann
One of Brasil’s most important developmentalist economists. Author of 28 books, he directed São Paulo’s department of Development, Labor and Solidarity during the Marta Suplicy mayoral administration in São Paulo (2001-2004). From 2007- 2013 he directed IPEA, the national Institute of Applied Economic Research.
During the lead up to the 2016 Coup, a series of alarmist articles in the Brazilian and international media warned of Brazil’s spiraling public debt. In January, 2016, for example, the Economist wrote, “public debt is worryingly large for a middle-income country and rising fast. Because of high interest rates, the cost of servicing it is […]
In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist economic strategies and efforts to implement a national development policy. As it becomes probable that US-sponsored lawfare attacks will succeed in preventing Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva, who is leading all […]
The partnership between Brasil Wire and LeMonde Diplomatique Brasil continues with our second shared article, by Dr. Marcio Pochmann, one of Brasil’s most important developmentalist economists. The filters that uphold Brazil’s meritocracy are expressed in social monopolies through education, recommendation networks and relationship circles. Public policies for inclusion are challenging them on several levels, revealing […]