sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2012

In defence of capitalism, the most virtuous economic system yet devised.


Recebi do nosso grupo de Economia Política o post completo que o escritor e jornalista Daniel Hannan publicou hoje em seu blog no jornal The Telegraph. Trata-se de um texto muito bom na demonstração de como funciona o capitalismo e confirma o que eu sempre comento: ainda não inventaram um modelo econômico melhor que o capitalismo.

In defence of capitalism, the most virtuous economic system yet devised.

There’s nothing selfish about capitalism. Like every economic model, it is a matrix within which individual actors can behave morally or immorally. But here’s the thing: no one has yet come up with a system that rewards decent behaviour to the same extent.

In an open market based on property rights and free contract, you become wealthy by offering an honest service to others.  I am typing these words on a machine developed by the late Steve Jobs. He gained from the exchange (adding fractionally to his net wealth) and so did I (adding to my convenience).

Under the various forms of corporatism tried by fascist and socialist regimes, by contrast, someone else – generally a state official – gets to allocate the goodies, guaranteeing favoritism and corruption.

Para quem gostou e quer continuar a leitura basta acessar http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100131209/capitalism-isnt-immoral-its-the-most-virtuous-system-on-the-market/

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