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Bureaucratic socialism
"Politicaly, it ( the Chinese cultural revolution ) is an attempt to get rid of that section in the Chinese society which form a new bureaucratic class, a new ruling class, whose core is constituted mainly by the high and medium rank membership of the Chinese Communist Party and the so-called "intelligentsia". The political target of the cultural revolution are the Chinese counterpart of the new ruling class dominating already societies like the ones in Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and the rest of Eastern Europe. In short, one section of the Chinese people is trying to get rid of what we call in Latin America "bureaucratic socialism". ( From Róbinson Rojas, "La Guardia Roja Conquista China", Ediciones ML, Santiago de Chile, 1968)

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Balance of Payments Accounts: a definition
Róbinson Rojas - 1997
Structural deficit on Balance on Payments (notes)
"Neo-classical trade theory will argue that "international prices and costs of production determine how much a country should trade", and, therefore, outward-looking strategies of production are neccesary. Of course, if international prices and costs of production are mainly the business of transnational corporations and not domestic economies, then the neo-classical argument will be valid only for the welfare of transnational corporations and not the host countries".

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The EIB raises substantial volumes of funds on the capital markets which it lends on favourable terms to projects furthering EU policy objectives . The EIB continuously adapts its activity to developments in EU policies.
The EIB: enjoys its own legal personality and financial autonomy within the EU - operates in keeping with strict banking practice and in close collaboration with the wider banking community, both when borrowing on the capital markets and when financing capital projects.

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The head office is in Basel, Switzerland and there are two representative offices: in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and in Mexico City.
Established on 17 May 1930, the BIS is the world's oldest international financial organisation. As its customers are central banks and international organisations, the BIS does not accept deposits

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Róbinson Rojas
Basic Knowledge on Economics
The economic problem. Resource allocation: alternative approaches, the free market versus central planning. Discuss the meaning of "resource allocation" and outline the main alternative methods of allocating resources...

Max Weber believed that bureaucracy could be understood by analysing its ideal-typical characteristics, and that these characteristics would become more pervasive as the modern age advanced. Weber’s horizontal account of bureaucracy can be criticised on various grounds, including its unrealistic notion of bureaucratic rationality. An alternative view is proposed, namely, that the development of state bureaucracies is driven by the trajectory of the highpower politics in which they are nested.

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