COLUMNA QUINCENAL

Estado, economía, inclusión social y desigualdad

Gregorio Vidal

Lunes 27 de julio de 2020 / El universal

La reorganización de las finanzas públicas es uno de los datos relevantes del gobierno actual. Aún antes del inicio de la actual administración federal se presentó una propuesta que consideraba una redistribución del gasto público, buscando dar prioridad a la ejecución de diversos programas sociales. Fue inmediata la ejecución de programas sociales que están atendiendo a diversos grupos de la población: adultos mayores, jóvenes sin empleo, jóvenes cursando estudios de enseñanza media superior y superior.


Public Knowledge and Financial Regulation: Two Post Crisis Periods

Gregorio Vidal & Wesley C. Marshall
Pages 459-464 | Published online: 16 Jun 2020

Since at least the days of Adam Smith there has been the recognition of essentially two forms of capitalism: in their theoretical extremes, one in which private companies determine the conditions of the social provisioning of credit and money, and one in which the State representing the general interest does. As we argue, the zeitgeist of the 1930s was a high water mark in the popular understanding of money and banking and its relationship with society. In contrast, today the general population is woefully ignorant on these points. As we argue, the relationship between financial governance and those governed hinges on the knowledge of the latter. Today’s public discourse reveals a widespread ignorance over financial matters that must accompany a likewise extreme moment of private control over nations’ money and credit. As we argue, the first steps towards a capitalism at the service of humanity and under public control, the first priority is publicly diffused knowledge.

Journal of Economic Issues 

Volume 54, 2020 - Issue 2