Papers in English

Territorial Systemic Productivity: a Contribution to Local Accounting – 2011,4p.

Productivity has always been seen as a positive concept. Doing more with less effort, making more money with less investment, more grain per hectare, all this appears as a more rational process, and is associated with other positive concepts such as competitiveness, just-in-time, kaiban, kaizen, total quality management and so… Leia mais

Clay Shirky – Cognitive surplus – Creativity and generosity in a connected age (Excedente cognitivo: criatividade e generosidade numa era conectada)- Penguin Press, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-59420-253-7

– Penguin Press, New York 2010 – ISBN 978-1-59420-253-7 A construção teórica que nos apresenta Clay Shirky é muito simples. Primeiro, vem o próprio conceito de excedente cognitivo. Cada um de nós tem uma grande quantidade de conhecimentos acumulados, que nos vem tanto de estudos, como de experiência prática, viagens,… Leia mais

Perry Anderson – Lula’s Brazil – february – 2011, 28p.

O estudo de Perry Anderson sobre os anos do governo Lula, comparação tranquila com o governo precedente, idéias sobre a transição para o governo Dilma, vale essencialmente pela tranqüilidade e ausência de paixões ou venenos que um analista externo consegue talvez com mais facilidade. Com riqueza de compreensão das dinâmicas… Leia mais

Intellectuals in a network: a new generation facing development – 2011, 20p.

No survey of intellectual production in a field as broad as that of development can claim comprehensiveness. The intention here is to concentrate on one expanding aspect that seems especially interesting, that of researchers involved in policies implemented through organizations of civil society, through government programs or through local municipal policies. Together these programs and policies have woven a very rich and productive web of interaction among academe, social movements, public policy making, and even industry. As the gap between conception and implementation has narrowed, the subjects have themselves changed. The search for answers has intensified, and a new understanding of the way in which dreams can lead to practical decision making for their realization has emerged. (L. Dowbor)
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Economic Democracy: strolling through theories – Revised, and updated – 2011, 135p.

Awareness about global warming, income concentration, destruction of life in our seas, petroleum depletion and other threatening catastrophes can no longer be avoided, we need more efficient forms of economic and social organization. Economic power has become the central element of political decision making and the power of the media… Leia mais

Economic Democracy: strolling through theories – Revised, and updated – march – 2011,136p.

Awareness about global warming, income concentration, destruction of life in our seas, petroleum depletion and other threatening catastrophes can no longer be avoided, we need more efficient forms of economic and social organization. Economic power has become the central element of political decision making and the power of the media also relies on corporations. Under these conditions, to limit democracy to its political expression is becoming increasingly less realistic, rendering us even more skeptical. For politics once again to make sense, we have to evolve to a more democratic concept of the economy itself. This essay presents in a simple way the various theories about economic alternatives in international literature and shows that there is a new outlook under construction that is worthwhile knowing. (L.Dowbor)
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Yılmaz Akyüz – Why the IMF and the international monetary system nedd more than cosmetic reform – november – 2010, 45p.

Apresentamos aqui o texto importante de Yilmaz Akyuz, do South Center, sobre o sistema internacional de regulação financeira. O FMI tem formalmente o papel de assegurar “o bem estar público global  da estabilidade financeira”. Não se pode dizer que esteja à altura. Entre outros porque nos tempos de “boom” especulativo… Leia mais

Cathy N. Davidson e David Goldberg – The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age – 2009, 41p.

MIT, 2009 A educação está confortavelmente sentada na sua poltrona favorita, com audiência cativa, aulas em fatias de 50 minutos, quadro negro, giz e livros escolares que dividem o conhecimento em fatias chamadas disciplinas. Os pais estão tranquilos, não necessariamente com a qualidade do ensino, mas porque os meninos estão… Leia mais

Brazil, an agenda for the decade – 2010, 32p.

In this second decade of the millennium, Brazil is taking off from a new level. In a most impressive way it withstood the worst economic crisis since 1929 and is pointing toward a course essentially based on common sense and a balanced outlook of economic interests, social needs and environmental… Leia mais

James Lovelock – The vanishing face of Gaia – Penguin Books, Londonm, 177p.

O britânico James Lovelock tanto é um ícone do movimento ambientalista, como sobretudo o grande promotor da visão integrada das transformações da nossa terra, batizada de Gaia, vista como um sistema planetário de regulação em que os processos geológicos, as transformações químicas, as mudanças atmosféricas e os impactos biológicos geraram… Leia mais

The economic value of free time – 2010, 7p.

To assess the economic value of our free time may have major impacts on how we organize economic decisions and on investment priorities, in addition to solving the problem of including in the GDP some non-monetary categories. The most practical way to explain the methodology is to apply it to… Leia mais

Tradução livre de Jon Gertner – The Rise and Fall of the GDP (Ascenção e queda do PIB) – maio – 2010,15p.

O artigo de Jon Gertner atualiza a discussão sobre o PIB, dando particular atenção ao que está sendo desenvolvido nos Estados Unidos. Segundo Gertner, o presidente Obama colocou na nova lei sobre a saúde um artigo que exige do congresso o financiamento e supervisão da criação de “indicadores-chave da nação” … Leia mais

Dowbor: The Ten Commandments – 2010, 7p.

The Almighty, after a few thousand years, remembered that he had created a blue round object and entrusted it what he thought would come to be intelligent bipeds. Thus he looked down from Above to see what was happening on the planet Earth. As he beheld how we treat the planet we had inherited, the forests cut down, the devastated oceans, the polluted rivers, the poverty of slums, the luxury of nababs good at getting rich but incapable of good management, the millions of the hungry and the deaths of innocent children, the Almighty decided we needed some stronger Commandments, going beyond such unreasonable and innocuous laws as the traditional “Thou shalt no covet thy neighbour’s wife”. Source www.criseoportunidade.wordpress.com, where stubborn scientists are engaging in research on the present Crises and Opportunities. The original Portuguese revised edition of the present text can be found at Os Dez Mandamentos – Edição Revista e Atualizada – 2010, 7p. Compliments can be sent directly to this Adviser, but criticism should be directed to Higher Authorities. (L. Dowbor)
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Plano B 4.0 – Mobilizing to Save Civilization – Lester Brown – 2010

Lester Brown – Plano B 4.0 – Mobilizing to Save Civilization – disponível online gratuito na integra em http://www.bradesco.com.br/rsa/ ou www.newcontent.com.br/planob.pdf em português e www.earthpolicy.org no original inglês Trata-se provavelmente da mais importante leitura que possam fazer pessoas interessadas em melhorar a situação de todos nós. Lester Brown tem a… Leia mais

Community Development Banks – Instituto Banco de Palmas – february – 2010, 26p.

The Palmeiras community in the state of Ceará created their own bank, the Palmas Community Development Bank. The savings of the community are now used to finance local development intiatives. The enclosed booklet is a very down to earth description of how to go about this, the practical problems, the… Leia mais



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