Economic trends seem to be radicalizing in a fierce struggle to gain new ground, following the collapse of systems that have collapsed due to the excessive reduction of their fields of action as a result of anachronistic autocracies.
This has allowed capitalism to susceptibly penetrate economies hit by embezzlement, politicking and the scant notion of a long-term future, which has placed them at the feet of resource-predatory powers eager to take a good part of the cake.
And this would not be dangerous if it were achieved within parameters of freedom that do not compromise the finances of the final consumers, the people themselves. Because cooperation, exchange and loan, includes within a single package other not so laudable aspects, ranging from interference in domestic politics to military cooperation in order to consolidate governments, which becomes a boomerang and ends up being a sword of Damocles for the recipients.
In this state of defenselessness are the countries of the so-called third world, the nations that produce energy components and, more recently, those that, thanks to low-tax measures, such as those in East Asia, have taken control of technological devices.
This is not a new practice and although the empires, thanks to nationalism, have lowered their popularity, they have metamorphosed into financial dependencies, which quietly continue to give them the same results with the approval of a few.
Globalization can be a Trojan horse for the unwary, if it manages to penetrate, a little more, the markets, which due to a close relationship with the way of life of the common citizen, ends up exploding the political and religious systems, giving way to the constant conflagrations that are born silently in the four corners of the world.
Dependence is a vice, when domestic private economies depend to a degree of more than 30% on the state, they end up being mountains of cards without solid foundations, because currently a high number of countries maintain their economic balances through cooperative activities committed to nations or capitalist entities, whose share of interests is higher than that of profits.
If we review the foreign debts of the countries of the world, we find that their coffers are undermined by debts, which in many cases are not paid with cash but with the production of goods, with partnerships with transnational corporations or with the common practice of turning a blind eye to abuses or operations committed in their territories.
None of this benefits the man in the street or the professional who does not sell out, but rather minority groups, common in highly capitalist systems, who end up becoming puppets of the supreme power of those who circumstantially lead nations.
As if that were not enough, there are also small groups that, taking advantage of the failures of the model, end up converting and disguising their social resentments, taking as a weapon, alternative systems that end up as autocracies, dictatorships, social destabilizations or bankruptcies, of which the only ones harmed are the citizens, who see their nations invaded, undermined by markets of easy money, dollar laundering, drug trafficking, etc., plagued by subversive groups with ambiguous ideologies or religious leaders who end up selling their souls to the highest bidder and for whom the sacrificed laborers who break their backs daily are only ways to gain some position.
Examples abound, both in the former Soviet nations, as well as in the imperial possessions in Africa or Oceania, the countries of America and the breeding grounds of nations with religious radicalism.
For centuries voices have been raised with solutions, the one that currently seems to be more in line with the times seems to be that of economic integrations without relevant political compromises, made with maturity and equity.
The European Union seems to have been able to float the economies of its members, taking as a relation of this, the imposition of North America and Great Britain with their currencies, which were equivalent to gross changes in many nations such as Italy or Spain, to name a few.
The joint and individual financial system is neither safe from foreign penetration nor does it represent a model contrary to capitalism, but it could be an island among new perspectives.
In South America, where there is an explosive breeding ground, given its recent dictatorial past and the demonization of political systems that do not have democracy as a suffix, things seem complicated, especially when we see that such systems hide partidocracies and autocracies, having as counterpart old Marxist movements, communist or socialist movements, neither purified nor regionalized, with the exception of Chile, which rather than helping integration become fragmentary grenades that end up distancing and leaving an open field so that the interventionist policies of the United States end up becoming the best alternative, thanks to the God Dollar.
And in no case do I think it is detrimental to have a loyal exchange with any country, be it North America, Great Britain, Japan or any other, but when there is a tendency to feel inferior, it ends the ways to achieve something positive, examples such as Argentina are in sight.
Perhaps when the European, American, Asian, African and Australian countries, together with the rest of the oceanic continent, manage to create their common markets, their joint and individual economic associations, without endangering their freedoms, strengthening the community economies of their inhabitants, then the powers will become anachronistic and capitalism will derive into a perfectible mixture that does not destroy it but places it at the service of all and not of a few.
We will not be afraid of politicians or religious leaders and we will be thinking about more creative things such as caring for the environment, creating solid family foundations, committing ourselves to our community environment and taking advantage of globalization, since it will produce more benefits than harm.