Capitalism, Populism and Democracy. Revisiting Samuelson’s Reformulation of Schumpeter

In the 1970s and early 1980s Paul Samuelson reformulated the conditional prediction made by Joseph Schumpeter in Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy by replacing socialism with populism. According to Samuelson, “populist democracy” had attained its fullest development in the Southern Cone. He viewed Argentina as the paradigmatic case that proved his theory. Samuelson’s thesis was that … Sigue leyendo Capitalism, Populism and Democracy. Revisiting Samuelson’s Reformulation of Schumpeter

The populist threat to liberal democracy

UCEMA Documentos de Trabajo, Nro. 774, Enero 2021 Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist PapersThe tyranny of the majority is now generally included among the evils against which … Sigue leyendo The populist threat to liberal democracy

El día que Argentina propuso entrar a la Segunda Guerra Mundial (del lado del Eje)

Todavía no sabemos lo suficiente sobre las relaciones del gobierno militar surgido el 4 de junio de 1943 con el régimen nazi. Parte del problema es la falta de interés (o recursos) de los historiadores para investigar en los archivos de Alemania. También el hecho de que pocos tengamos conocimiento del idioma alemán. Despues de … Sigue leyendo El día que Argentina propuso entrar a la Segunda Guerra Mundial (del lado del Eje)