COLUMNA QUINCENAL

Covid-19, cooperación internacional, economía y G7

Gregorio Vidal

Lunes 22 de febrero de 2021 / El universal

La pandemia de Covid-19 sigue constituyendo una emergencia de salud pública de importancia internacional, es la más reciente declaración del Comité de Emergencias de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Es una definición que contempla las dificultades para enfrentar la pandemia. Hay nuevas variantes del virus que se están transmitiendo con mayor eficacia. Pero también, contar con un cierto número de vacunas producidas que son propiedad de diversas empresas no se traduce en hacer posible su aplicación en plazos relativamente cortos al conjunto de la población mundial.


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