"More humanist than materialist, Polanyi did not believe in iron laws. His hope was that democratic leaders might learn from history and not repeat the calamitous mistakes of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Polanyi lived long enough to see his wish fulfilled for a few decades. In hindsight, however, the brief period between the book’s publication and Polanyi’s demise is looking like a respite in the socially destructive tendencies of rampant markets. In seeking to understand the dynamics of our own time, we can do no better than to revisit Polanyi."
Um convite irrecusável na The American Prospect. (Re)ler A Grande Transformação no mês em que celebra os 70 anos e pensar em quão importante seria sermos liderados por gente que a tivesse lido e compreendesse o seu sentido.