Il declino dell’economia dell’assembramento ed il ritorno dello Stato: prospettive economico-politiche post-emergenza

Stefano Solari420-434

Abstract: The Decline of Gathering Economies and the Come-Back of the State: Post-Emergency Political-Economic Perspectives

The model of development of the globalised economy of the last twenty-five years has been based on activities involving huge gathering of people in relatively narrow places. The generalised access to low-cost consumption has been complemented by relational and experience goods made possible by gathering. This was not a leading sector, but an important source of employments and rents. The recovery in absence of gathering will lead to higher prices and would induce a territorial tension as most of small centres based their surviving on tourism. The first step to tackle the crisis has been characterised by state intervention. The attempt to supply economic support to citizens has shown some difficulties in the state-economy mode of interaction. Nonetheless, the general tendency is towards a rise of state intervention to support business. This marks a tendency towards a renewed state capitalism, which is alarming. The state would do better to protect property rights and assure public services in the new context of the informatics economic space that would certainly develop as a consequence of the acceleration in technological change produced by the crisis.