Quem Paga o Estado Social em Portugal?

«Um livro que prova com números e factos que os trabalhadores portugueses contribuem para o Estado Social com o necessário para pagar a sua saúde, educação, bem-estar e infra-estruturas»

Lançamentos\ Debates

12 de Outubro, Bertrand Picoas Plaza, Lisboa, 19:00. Apresenta o livro o médico António Marinho da Silva. Com autores.

17 de Outubro, Bertrand Dolce Vita Porto,  18:30. Apresenta o livro o sociólogo João Valente Aguiar. Com autores.

20 de Outubro, Livraria Aleixo, Quarteira, Algarve, 16:00. Apresenta o livro Vitor Aleixo. Com autores.

“Os autores dedicam este livro a todos os médicos e enfermeiros que ergueram e lutam pela conservação do Serviço Nacional de Saúde. A todos os professores que defendem a escola pública, de qualidade, de todos e para todos”

Autores:

Anwar Shaikh (economista), Cláudio Katz (economista), Elaine Rossetti Behring (Prof. Serviço Social) Éric Toussaint (economista), Eugénio Rosa (economista), Felipe Demier (Historiador), Gilberto Calil (Historiador), Maria Augusta Tavares (Prof. Serviço Social) Osvaldo Coggiola (historiador), Paulo Nakatani (economista) José Martins (economista), Reinaldo Carcanholo (economista), Raquel Varela (historiadora), Renato Guedes (físico teórico), Rui Viana Pereira (tradutor), Savas Michael-Matsas (médico, filósofo), Valério Arcary (Historiador).

Prefácio de Maria Lucia Fattorelli

«Raquel Varela abre esta obra com inspiradoras questões: Quem paga o Estado Social? Onde nos leva esta crise económica? O Estado de bem-estar social europeu tem futuro? Dívida pública: dívida de todos ou negócio de alguns? Tais questões pontuam a importância deste livro, que instiga ao questionamento daqueles que trouxeram as economias dos nossos países ao actual estágio da crise, com desastrosos resultados para a maior parte da população».

Maria Lucia Fattorelli- Coordenadora nacional da campanha permanente Auditoria Cidadã da Dívida desde 2001 – www.auditoriacidada.org.br. Membro da Comissão para Auditoria Integral da Dívida Externa Equatoriana

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4 Responses to Quem Paga o Estado Social em Portugal?

  1. JMS diz:

    E que tal um duchezinho de realidade, para variar?

    As I write it looks like Obama will get a second term and a second chance to do the right things.

    But the reality (as I see it) for this race is the tragicomedy that neither candidate is promising to do anything that would actually work. For one thing, given the political divisions that exist in the legislature it won’t really matter much even if they try to do anything. But more cogently, what either candidate claims to want to do is simply not physically feasible. Both say they want to get the economy growing again. They want to increase jobs. Obama, to his political credit, even lays out some specific actions he would like to undertake to implement his desires. Romney only says he has a plan. As far as I know no one has actually found anything in the Romney campaign rhetoric that resembles an actual plan.

    Obama has had four years of experience now. He probably has a better idea of what a president can and cannot do. His proposals for economic fixes are pretty tepid, actually, but that is likely because he realizes that anything bolder is simply infeasible. Romney, on the other hand, has no real idea what to expect. Nor does he have advisers that have any real inkling of what a president can do. This is so typical of American election campaigns and despite the fact that most Americans recognize this fallacy, they still act like the election is important. They still cling to an old ideal that probably never was true but still holds appeal. The president is something like a king — the head of state. S/he ought to be able to get things done.

    And exactly what does anybody think can be done even if the president were like a king? Liberal economic pundits like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich are demanding Keynesian heroics claiming it worked once before so it should work again. I understand their sentiments. They care deeply that there are people hurting by not having jobs and the income distributions have become unfairly slanted to the wealthy. They are liberals after all. But we should not confuse their desires with intellectual prowess. Believing that, “all other things being equal”, what worked before should work again is not the same as a careful, intelligent analysis of the whole systemic situation now that would reveal just how all things are not equal. We are in an entirely new physical regimen when it comes to the fuel for economies.

    Conservatives still push on the same tired agendas, lower taxes and regulations and reduce the deficit by decreasing the size (and functions) of government. They conveniently forget that it was a few of their champions (like Ronald Reagan) that did pretty much the opposite when they had the chance. Republicans (the kind running the party today) never let facts get in the way of a good ideological story.

    The liberals cling to the notion that a growing economy will benefit all as long as government sees to it that tax laws are fair and regulations of commerce and over the environment are handled properly. So they cling to growth as a fix all. Conservatives, likewise, hold the same position with respect to the goodness of growth, but only since a growing economy will reward those stalwarts who risked their capital to produce that wealth more than the interchangeable part of the economic machine we call workers.

    This is a true tragicomedy. The foibles of either party will result in efforts to go against the laws of nature, wasting who knows what little wealth we might still have. Either one will make us all hugely poorer even while they are trying to make us (or some of us) richer. You have to laugh at their bungling but you have to cry at the outcomes.

    Para ler o resto: http://questioneverything.typepad.com/question_everything/2012/09/what-can-the-next-president-do.html#comments

  2. Dezperado diz:

    “«Um livro que prova com números e factos que os trabalhadores portugueses contribuem para o Estado Social com o necessário para pagar a sua saúde, educação, bem-estar e infra-estruturas»”

    Uma pergunta: aqui estão englobadas as pensões e subs de desemprego?

  3. JgMenos diz:

    Quem anda a fugir com o dinheiro?
    As Polícias? As Forças Armadas? Os Tribunais? A ERC? A ASAE? A Cultura? A RTP?………

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