Leda Maria Paulani

Leda Maria Paulani
University of São Paulo | USP · Departamento de Economia (FEA) (Sao Paulo)

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O ponto de partida deste livro foi a publicação pelo site A Terra é Redonda de uma série de artigos sobre diferentes aspectos do governo Bolsonaro no momento em que se completou a metade do mandato do presidente. Os autores dos ensaios são ativistas políticos, intelectuais e professores universitários das mais diversas áreas do saber acadêmico: his...
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The victory of Lula and the PT in Brazilian elections in late 2002 was accompanied by the hope of a refoundation of society and freeing Brazil out of the ‘external trap’. The Lula-government argued that Brazil is on the brink of an abyss so that hard measures, like high interest rates and austerity policy are necessary. The article shows, that it w...
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For several decades, intellectuals and economists who follow Marxist theory have hotly debated the financialization of capitalism. François Chesnais's latest book represents the most thorough and polished attempt yet to clarify several lingering questions around the matter.Click here to purchase a PDF version of this article at the Monthly Review w...
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RESUMO: Se investigarmos a literatura crítica de extração marxista dos últimos anos, perceberemos a recorrência de alguns temas que são indicativos da forma contemporânea de operar do sistema capitalista (mercadoria conhecimento, valor agregado pela marca, financeirização). Apesar de aparentemente desconexos, os fenômenos aí envolvidos podem ser co...
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The aim of this article is to show the peculiarities of modernity in a peripheral capitalist country like Brazil. To do this, our understanding of modernity and its relationship with capitalist progress will be explained. Subsequently, the particular character of capitalism in peripheral regions, with an emphasis on the Brazilian experience, will b...
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If we adopt a dialectical reading of Marx’s theory of money, we can see that money contains within it the contradiction of commodity itself (between use-value and value) and in so doing, it contains different strata of contradiction that logically and historically have come to the fore. In this process, the capitalist forms (e.g., money, means of c...
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In its five centuries the history of capitalism encompasses different stages. Along this route, distinct roles were played by the system's periphery. From its initial function as a territory of spoliation in the context of primitive accumulation, Brazil reaches the beginning of the XXI century as an international platform for financial valorization...
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O presente artigo busca estabelecer o local e a função do capital portador de juros em O Capital, visando com isso jogar luz sobre a estrutura eminentemente sistemática desta obra. Deste modo a obra máxima de Marx aparecerá muito próxima do idealismo alemão (particularmente de Fichte e Hegel), onde a questão da sistematicidade (da filosofia) foi se...
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The present article seeks to establish the place and function of monetary capital (Zinnstragende Kapital) in Marx's Capital, with the aim of illuminating the systematic structure of this work. In this way, Marx's great work shows itself to be very close to German Idealism (mainly Fichte and Hegel), where the question of (philosophical) systematicit...
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This article compares two alternative methodologies to calculate the direct cost of AIDS treatments. The first one, called AIDS Costs 1998 – AC98 – consisted in estimating the direct costs of the treatments by gathering information about input utilization from medical
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The article is structured from David Harvey's interpretation of the nature of contemporary capitalism, particularly his proposal that this nature is essentially predatory. This proposition is confronted and qualified by the theses of financialization expressed in the contribution by François Chesnais. Thereafter it is shown how the discussion of th...
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If we adopt a dialectical (Hegelian) reading of Marx’s theory of money, we can see that money contains within it the contradiction of commodity itself (between use-value and value) and in so doing, it contains different strata of contradiction that logically and historically have come to the fore. In this process, the truly social forms (for exampl...
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This paper aims to reflect about money in contemporary capitalism, particularly about the question related to the fact that, nowadays, even in the world level, the thing that embodies money (the American dollar) is inconvertible, i.e., doesn't have ballast, doesn't have any relationship, even remote, with a true commodity. The theoretical approach...
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This paper aims to reflect about money in contemporary capitalism, particularly about the question related to the fact that, nowadays, even in the world level, the thing that embodies money (the American dollar) is inconvertible, i.e., doesn't have ballast, doesn't have any relationship, even remote, with a true commodity. The theoretical approach...
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Capitalism has undergone drastic transformations over the last thirty years. Among critics, theses about the financial nature of the process of accumulation have been prominent. One of these is the theory by French economist François Chesnais (1998, 2005) whose main proposition is that, as of the late 1970s, capitalism would be reproducing itself b...
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Economics was born under the sign of methodological vagueness. The first author who tried to solve the question (John Stuart Mill) asserted that it is a kind of knowledge that uses the abstract (direct deductive) method but also that it is an exception because for all other phenomena in the field of moral science the correct method is the inverse d...
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Capitalist Reproduction According to the Theory of Regulation T HE MOVEMENT KNOWN as the "French School" of the regulation theory of economics, whose seminal work is Aglietta's (1976) and which is hereafter referred to simply as "regulation theory", seeks to forge a theoretical instrument that explains how the normal reproduction of contradictory s...
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Parece não haver dúvida de que, nos últimos 30 anos, alterou-se profundamente a forma de funcionamento do capitalismo. No campo crítico, as teses sobre o caráter financeirizado do processo de acumulação ganham destaque. Dentre elas, a do economista francês François Chesnais. Sua principal proposição é que, a partir do final dos anos 1970, o capital...
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O sistema monetário internacional passou por mudanças estruturais após 1971, com destaque para a introdução do padrão-dólar puro. Assim sendo, este artigo investiga a atualidade e os limites da teoria monetária de Marx em face a esses novos determinantes econômicos. Mostraremos a necessidade ontológica da existência do dinheiro inconversível e quai...
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The adventure of the critic. The aim of this paper is to reply the critical observations made by Fernandes, Rego and Gala in this number of Revista de Economia Política about a paper of mine, also published in this same journal in January 2006, which deals with the relationship between Economics and Rethoric and its unfolding in Brazil. Answering t...
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Economics was born under the sign of methodological vagueness. The first author who tried to solve the question (John Stuart Mill) asserted that it is a kind of knowledge that uses the abstract (direct deductive) method but also that it is an exception because for all other phenomena in the field of moral science the correct method is the inverse d...
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The victory of the PT in the 2002 presidential elections gave rise to different expectations: gloomy for some, bright for the great majority. The expectation that the people would start to transform Brazil into a nation became stronger. Forged from the bottom up in the difficult times of struggle against military dictatorship, starting with the mov...
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Considering the rise of the discussion about the rhetoric of economics at the beginning of the 1980's, the paper aims to show: 1) the relation between the origin of this issue in the academic field and the ascension of the so labeled "neoliberalism" as a doctrine and a collection of capitalist practices perceived at the same time; and 2) the conseq...
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Considering the rise of the discussion about the rhetoric of economics at the beginning of the 1980's, the paper aims to show: 1) the relation between the origin of this issue in the academic field and the ascension of the so labeled "neoliberalism" as a doctrine and a collection of capitalist practices perceived at the same time; and 2) the conseq...
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Considering the rise of the discussion about the rethoric of economics at the beginning of the 80's, the present paper aims to show: 1) the relation between the origin of this issue in the academic field and the ascension of the so labeled "neoliberalism" as a doctrine and a collection of capitalist practices perceived at the same time; and 2) the...
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"Brazil "Delivery': The Political Economy of the Lula Government". This paper discusses the new Brazilian government's economic policy at the beginning of 2003. It argues that surprisingly the government of PT (Worker's Party) has fallen into the perverse logic of "credibility". This logic implies the death of macroeconomics and will impede the imp...
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Brazil has one of the most unequal distributions of income in the world. Inequalities in income distribution are reflected in access to and utilization of health services as well as in the health conditions of individuals across income groups. Unfortunately, relatively little attention has been devoted to investigating these issues.Although the Bra...
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This paper aims to show that a precise definition of the term ?neo-liberalism? needs a correct understanding about the kind of individualism that works as its methodological basis. Beginning with a brief recuperation of the liberal doctrine, particularly of its consequences for the economic level, the paper shows, using Anderson (1995), the origins...
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Social regulation and accumulation by spoliation - reflection on the essence of the theses of financialization and the nature of the state in the characterization of contemporary capitalism - The article is structured from David Harvey`s interpretation of the nature of contemporary capitalism, particularly his proposal that this nature is essential...
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O objetivo do texto é mostrar a decretação de uma espécie de "estado de emergência econômico" no Brasil, a partir do início dos anos 90, que tem possibilitado a adoção de todas as medidas prescritas pelo receituário ortodoxo e com isso o abandono da perspectiva do desenvolvimento. Parte-se da idéia de que o capitalismo financeiro que hoje predomina...

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