A crítica contemporânea ao imperialismo
Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
Prefácio ao livro de Ha-Joon Chang (2008) Maus Samaritanos, Editora Campus-Elsevier.
A central concern of contemporary imperialism besides taking advantages in an asymmetric relation is to neutralize the competitive capacity of middle income countries that industrialized and now are major competitors in the global economic arena. Trade liberalization is not anymore an effective policy to achieve this objective, and is complemented with the recommendation macroeconomic policies and neo-liberal reforms.