janeiro 24, 2005


Robert Heilbroner, economista, morreu no passado dia 4 de Janeiro. Era, também, socialista! Mas os seus 85 anos de vida ensinaram-lhe uma importante lição (meu destaque):
"Capitalism has been as unmistakable a success as socialism has been a failure. Here is the part that's hard to swallow. It has been the Friedmans, Hayeks, and von Miseses who have maintained that capitalism would flourish and that socialism would develop incurable ailments. All three have regarded capitalism as the 'natural' system of free men; all have maintained that left to its own devices capitalism would achieve material growth more successfully than any other system. From [my samplings] I draw the following discomforting generalization: The farther to the right one looks, the more prescient has been the historical foresight; the farther to the left, the less so."

Escreveu o texto acima citado em 1992. Tinha 73 anos... Mais vale tarde que nunca!!!

Link via Dissecting Leftism.