Auto-interesse e incompetência

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
2003 Revista Brasileira de Economia  
All social science' schools have a common assumption: self-interest is the central variable explaining human behavior in society. In contemporary societies a second variable is turning increasingly relevant when one is willing to explain social outcomes: policymakers' technical and emotional incompetence. Incompetent policymakers, who fail to choose the alternative more consistent with their own objectives, even when interests were neutralized, always existed. But now, that an increasing number
more » ... n increasing number of social outcomes are dependent on government policy, competence has turned strategic.
doi:10.1590/s0034-71402003000100008 fatcat:pvl543pvwbadlkaztgdrfxpcg4