Monday, October 01, 2007

Sugestões de leitura

Could the UAW buy GM?, um artigo discutindo a possibilidade hipotética de do sindicato da indústria automóvel comprar a General Motors:

"there are obvious advantages to the union owning the company – it would be very unlikely to go on strike, for starters. And there wouldn't be a conflict between shareholders wanting to maximize dividends and workers wanting to maximize earnings."

Bleakonomics, um artigo de Joseph Stiglitz (Prémio "Nobel" da Economia de 2001) acerca do livro "The Shock Doctrine" de Naomi Klein:

"Klein is not an academic and cannot be judged as one. There are many places in her book where she oversimplifies. But Friedman and the other shock therapists were also guilty of oversimplification, basing their belief in the perfection of market economies on models that assumed perfect information, perfect competition, perfect risk markets. Indeed, the case against these policies is even stronger than the one Klein makes. They were never based on solid empirical and theoretical foundations, and even as many of these policies were being pushed, academic economists were explaining the limitations of markets — for instance, whenever information is imperfect, which is to say always."

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