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The improper use of Rent Theory as a legitimation of a rentier State

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  • Fabio Maldonado Veloza

    (Universidad de Los Andes, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales)

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El discurso político se caracteriza por ideologizar y buscar artificios idóneos para evitar decir lo que no hay que decir. En Venezuela, el enfrentamiento entre el Estado propietario de los yacimientos petrolíferos y el capital internacional, tuvo indiscutibles aspectos políticos; los funcionarios estatales encubrieron el carácter rentista del ingreso petrolero. La teoría del valor intrínseco justificó la legítima apetencia rentista frente a un capital productivo. La teoría marxista de la renta en la década de los 70’, desencaró el carácter ideológico y político de la teoría del valor intrínseco; la teoría marxista se cristalizó como el mayor esfuerzo logrado en la explicación de la relación CAPITAL INTERNACIONAL-ESTADO PROPIETARIO. En este orden de ideas, cuando un científico se expresa como rentista y no como político (que oculta la renta), se produce una confusión de tipo estratégica y política; así, se demuestra que el científico no puede gobernar sin disfrazar la realidad; es más, a él le conviene, a veces, ideologizar sus objetivos como político.

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  • Fabio Maldonado Veloza, 1997. "The improper use of Rent Theory as a legitimation of a rentier State," Economía, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela, vol. 22(13), pages 93-114, January-D.
  • Handle: RePEc:ula:econom:v:22:y:1997:i:13:p:93-114
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    1. Tyers, Rod, 1994. "Economic reform in Europe and the former Soviet Union: implications for international food markets," Research reports 99, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    Keywords

    Ingreso petrolero; el neoliberalismo; renta petrolera.;

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    • L72 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources
    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • P10 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - General

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