Ladislau Dowbor – The current financial system jams the country’s economic development – fev – 2015, 12p.
Inequality is exploding. Oxfam is spreading the word and the figures, Crédit Suisse shows us where the wealth is going, Thomas Piketty shows how it works in rich countries. The money has to come from somewhere: this paper presents the Brazilian equivalent of the overall financialization system. The important initiative to promote inclusion, jobs and unrequited transfers to the poor during the Lula and Dilma administrations has produced excellent results. But the financial system of income and wealth concentration has caught up with the initiatives and is stalling the Brazilian economy through huge interest rates on consumers, investors and the public debt. See the mechanism and the numbers in this short report. All figures are referred to primary sources through links, and easy to check. (L. Dowbor)