This chapter offers some conjectures about the future of Brazil, especially in light of recent declarations that the Brazilian miracle has vanished once again. It attempts to reconcile Brazil's current political and economic situation with the more optimistic forecast this volume has set out so far, by using the institutional possibility frontiers (IPF) to interpret this paradox. The IPF illustrates this by showing the trade-offs existing in any country between disorder and dictatorship (authoritarianism) and reveals that a state that has more powers to control disorder also has more for dictatorial abuse. The chapter also returns to the analytical framework already expounded in the previous chapter, and finally predicts Brazil's likelihood for another critical transition to a society more akin to the current developed countries in the world.
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