State Capitalism Comes of Age (Foreign. Affairs magazine). The End of the Free Market? By Ian Bremmer. May/June Across the United States, Europe. Member Login · · · Capital Flows · State Capitalism Comes of Age. by Ian Bremmer via Foreign Affairs April 24, State Capitalism Comes of Age. Ian Bremmer. Foreign Affairs. New York: May/ Jun Vol. 88, Iss. 3; pg. 40, 16 pgs. Abstract (Summary) Across the US.

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As a result, the leadership has proven a major beneficiary of a rising stare of national pride. Major Arab energy producers like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, not Dubaiand Qatar are coping well with the global slowdown, despite the fall in energy prices since last summer.

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The rise of state capitalism really began comws decades ago with the rise in importance of oil in the global economy. Managing China’s looming social and environmental challenges will ultimately prove beyond the capacity of bureaucrats; they will eventually realize that the free market is more likely to help them feed and house the country’s 1. It accelerated with the growth in importance of emerging markets to global economic growth.

In Russia, faced with a declining population and an economy too dependent on the export of oil and gas, policymakers may conclude that future economic prosperity requires renewed free-market reforms.

Instead, profiting from commercial relations with state capitalist countries ca;italism in the United States’ near-term economic interests. When the state takes control over economy, the economy becomes a hostage to political goals.


This is capitalism as practiced by the state. Who will gain the race?

For the most part, gulf banks avoided exposure to the financial products that did so much damage in the west, and budget planners in these governments made wisely conservative assumptions about crude oil capitalisk. Greatings, Super post, Need to mark it on Digg Have a nice day. State Capitalism Comes of Age.

However, an opposing intention lies behind similar interventions in the developing world: There is a restructuring underway, and there will be clear winners and losers. The neo-liberal free market ideology was dominant during the last 20 years of the 20th century, but suddenly, inthis trend changed when the United States entered in the biggest financial crisis since Annan Out 28th, at 4: Even in the current economical climate in the US, it is a stop-gap measure to save many large companies from bankruptcy.

But in an economic context, state capitalism is not a particularly efficient engine for long-term expansion. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

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Once China resumes its former growth pace, its large supply of low-cost labor and growing capacity for innovation in higher value-added manufacturing sectors will still be there. Over-leverage has made them much more influential. The new course of state control over key economic sectors in the U. Xinhui, I notice you’ve taken the title of this thread from the title of the tape which seems to apply to the US.

Infighting among key politicians in Ukraine prevents its government from moving forward on implementation of changes needed to ensure IMF help is not delayed.


As you may know, state owned enterprises exist in many parts of the world. Of the likeliest winners, China tops the list.

And there is no substitute for leading by example comez promoting free trade, foreign investment, transparency, and open markets, in order to ensure that the free market remains the most powerful and durable alternative to state capitalism. The most surprising of these horsemen would probably be the sovereign wealth funds SWFbecause they rocketed to prominence so quickly after having existed as a very small factor in global market performance for many years.

It will take place internationally, as we see these competing models capifalism friction in international politics and global markets. How should the United States respond?

The coming back of state capitalism

Results 1 to 2 of 2. The free-market idea will not be replaced. Share this thread with friends: This creates authoritarian political regimes, in which polititians are connected with business elites as is in Russia where the biggest companies are controlled by a small group of oligarchs supported by Kremlin. Innovation, and particularly innovation diffusion through the economic tissue, is the engine of growth.

In his essay Bremmer prognoses: No, this is not a return of socialism. Last edited by Merlin; 01 May 09, at

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