Arquivo para January 19th, 2016

Davoz and the Welfare State

19 Jan

The state of social welfare, was the idea that the economy is the sourceEatingPotatoes of happiness and well-being among people, this concept endures in all societies since most leftist Marxists that Marx himself, to right-wing as Donald Trumph.

When I read the commentary of the book of John Micklethwait, and its management editor, Adrian Wooldridge, The New York Times, besides being a good overview of what most creative conservatives are thinking, I saw also a possibility of re-reading of the socio-political-economic crisis world, and Brazil in particular, for its eccentricity.

Our brazilian eccentricity is see colonels and their gunmen parade in a government that much of the religious left (does not mean believer) defends, and part of this religion is that business with Collor, Maluf and Renan Calheiros are necessary for the welfare state, but that in practice there: 1.6 million dengue cases, closing hospitals or letting people die in the line, disasters (which are not natural) ignored (in Brazil) and others disorders.

There, they suggest a reading of Hobbes, like: “The full story of how the West has established its leadership in state-making would be a monumental task,” according to the NYT, but unaware of the debate with Robert Boyle on the vacuum existence, It is also ignored what the big industry and machinery have made the peasants migrating to the described cities in Emile Zola’s books (Germinal) or Victor Hugo (Les Miserables) or the work of “The Potato Eaters” of Van Gogh .

It is not wrong to analyze the objective criteria of technical revolutions, Marx also did this in Machinery and Modern Industry, Chapter XIII, featuring this mode of production, “is the general leveling of operations, so that the movement of work from one machine to another might happen in a very short time and without special training, “I already describe something about the fourth industrial revolution and left perhaps the call of technicalities or reactionary, but Marx’s assumptions were not a belief.

What is at stake is a world after a major “cultural” industry have already taken place between the 2nd and 3rd. industrial´ revolutions, where the “cultural” industry and “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Walter Benjamin, and there is more art and humanism possible, if not overcome the idea of industrial revolution.

The face of the “Potato Eaters”, are now of stateless migrants who roam the world looking for a home and an identity, the technique of reunion with the artistic production, and humanization the faceless crowd is the necessary revolution.

Discuss economic, rather than welfare state, is still discussing basic issues of right to health, education and housing huge populations faceless, in the XXI century.