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Beyond the Systemic Crisis and Capital-Led Chaos

Theoretical and Applied Studies


Rémy Herrera, Wim Dierckxsens and Paulo Nakatani

The current crisis is the expression of the struggle of a dominant ‘fictitious capital’ over real capital to redistribute the global mass of wealth. It is translated into an expansion of assets in financial markets sustained by an inverted pyramid of credits without being backed by a major growth of the real economy, which is increasingly global in scope. The conversion of fictitious capital into real capital is a geopolitical item to understand acquisitions of land in the South to produce agro-fuels, for example. Conversion from fictitious to real capital also happens, the other way round, when military expenditures are financed by more public debt, as is the case for the US today. Financial capital engages in a warlike strategy to establish a global order under its hegemony, without borders and citizens. Employment, social-economic security and political stability will be a worldwide problem. The greatest fear of the capital is that the Eurozone will become a part of the Euro-Asian Continental Bloc. This definitely means a possible military conflict of the US with Russia and China. This crisis is one of the Western ‘civilization’ itself.
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Rémy HERRERA is Researcher at the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) and supervises PhD theses at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne. He has been a consultant at the OECD and the World Bank. He is currently Executive Secretary of the World Forum of Alternatives.

Wim DIERCKXSENS is Coordinator of the International Observatory of Crisis. He is also a senior researcher at the Departamento de Investigación Oeucumenico; former administrator for the United Nations; and professor at the National University of Honduras and the National University of Costa Rica.

Paulo NAKATANI is Professor at the Department of Economics, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), in Vitoria, Brazil. He has been President of the Brazilian Society of Political Economy (SEP, Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Politica) and Director of the academic review of the SEP.

Contributors: Tony Andreani, Paulo Campanario, Reinaldo A. Carcanholo, Antonio Jarquín, Andrés Piqueras, Mauricio de Souza Sabadini.

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