Development Collapse: Stagnation and Crisis in the Capitalist System
By Alvaro J. de Regil
The purpose of this essay is to discuss the stagnation of the capitalist system with the end of the recovery of the developed economies and the subsequent collapse of Third World development and the unilateral abandonment of the gold pattern by the U.S., effectively breaking with Keynesian economics -not because of its failure but because of the lack of U.S. fiscal discipline and its geopolitical interests- and replacing it with the current Neoliberal ethos. The essay opens by briefly describing the strong growth of the developed economies in the sixties, which then fall into stagnation and inflation in the seventies..
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