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Old ideas in new clothes break out in pandemic times

Alexandra Vieira*

The metamorphosis effect characteristic of capitalism, in its voracity to generate more and more profit, creates new needs and leads everyone on the trail, from the anonymous citizen who eagerly buys the latest gadget, to the professional politician who defends the virtues of the digital society.

The ability of capitalism to metamorphose has accelerated considerably in recent decades, especially after the oil shocks that dictated the end of the “Glorious Thirties” years of economic growth, continuous and unique, that characterized the decades that followed the Second World War.

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*Lawmaker of Bloco de Esquerda (BE) to the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic

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