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Le nouveau mercantilisme et sa crise. Eléments de discussion (The new Mercantilism and its crisis elements for discussion )

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  • Dimitris PATELIS


    (labrii, ULCO)

Comment comprendre la crise actuelle qui est déterminante sur le plan mondiale ? Dans ce texte, en suivant la pensée de Joan Robinson, nous présenterons dans la première partie le contenu de la définition du « nouveau mercantilisme », puis nous verrons comment ces pratiques ont contribué et ont soutenu ce que nous appelons communément la mondialisation. Cette mondialisation, du fait des barrières internes et externes auxquelles s’est heurté le capitalisme a été vite mue par la finance. Cette dernière alimentant l’« économie virtuelle » est de venue par son essoufflement une cause de dévalorisation et de destruction de capitaux excédentaires. Et après ? Quel peut être l’avenir de l’« économie monde » ? Le capitalisme peut-il se passer du mercantilisme ? How to understand the current crisis which is decisive at the World level? In this text, following the thought of Joan Robinson, we present in the first part the content of the definition of “new mercantilism”, and we then explain how these practices have helped and supported what we commonly call globalization. Globalization, because of the internal and external barriers that capitalism had to face, was quickly driven by finance. The latter, supplying the “virtual economy”, has become -because of its shortcomings-a cause of devaluation and destruction of surplus capital. And after? What can be the future of the “world economy”? Can Capitalism escape from mercantilism?

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Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation in its series Working Papers with number 215.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: May 2009
Publication status: Published in Cahiers du Lab.RII, May 2009
Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:215
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