Economic theory: Brief study
- Ricardo Feijoo
Schools of economic thought correspond not only systematized sets and interconnections of theoretical principles, it also corresponds to the systems of ideas and values, committed to ethical, political and social issues. Therefore, they do not have the direction and results of scientific research of each school and its ideological matrix.
No school can be considered isolated because each chain is linked for ideological reasons or theoretical principles, to one or more predecessors. New theories are based on ideas predecessors, or the previous ace opposition, leading to the thinking in new directions. In both cases, no clear link exists between theories.
[...] The mercantilists broadened our knowledge of issues such as the trade balance, exchange rates and money movements. Among the main representatives of mercantilism, are the English Thomas Mun and Josiah Child, the French Barthélemy of Laffemas and Antoine Montchrestien and the Italian Antonio Serra. Conclusion The different currents of economic thought never emerged as new but, as of argumentation theories, denial or firmation some thought previously presented, bringing changes not only in economic terms but also in social, modifying and building societies or dropping classes. [...]
[...] In both cases, no clear link between theories. The links are given by two channels: convergence of theoretical and ideological link, the most important. According Marilena chavi in book What is ideology (1993), the emergence and the particular ideology of consolidation takes place in three distinct stages: 1. Begin with a set of ideas of a class on the rise for this class appear as representing the interests of the whole society, legitimente the struggle of the new class for power Continue via popularization, becoming the ideas and values are the contrary will dominant structure and consolidating its position as the situation accepted by non-dominant Ideology proposal sustains the new structure of domination, even if the interests of social categories that emerged are suffocated by the interests of the new ruling class. [...]