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17 - Other Aspects of Market Fundamentalism

from Part III - The Period after the 1970s

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 December 2023

Vito Tanzi
Affiliation:
International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Germany
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The economy is characterized by growing complexity and “Termites” and complexity affect the democratic process. Technological developments in recent decades have facilitated the creation of rents allowing some individuals to extract very large compensations from the economic activities. This has led some observers to describe the present market and capitalist system as “crony capitalism”. That system is also affected by the existence of “lemons” using Ackerlof’s terminology. Lemons and fake products are now frequent in the economic exchanges, raising questions as the contribution of many market exchanges to welfare. Termites have also affected the exchanges between citizens and governments and in some cases have created “legal jungles.”

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Monitoring the State or the Market
From Laissez Faire to Market Fundamentalism
, pp. 128 - 133
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Other Aspects of Market Fundamentalism
  • Vito Tanzi, International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Germany
  • Book: Monitoring the State or the Market
  • Online publication: 07 December 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009434430.021
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  • Vito Tanzi, International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Germany
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  • Other Aspects of Market Fundamentalism
  • Vito Tanzi, International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Germany
  • Book: Monitoring the State or the Market
  • Online publication: 07 December 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009434430.021
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