A coluna “Toda a mídia”, de Nelson de Sá, publicada no jornal “Folha de São Paulo” de hoje, traz a seguinte observação alvissareira para os brasileiros:
“Num encontro de "líderes globais" nos EUA, o "bilionário de mídia" e de imóveis Sam Zell, do "Chicago Tribune", saiu espalhando que, hoje, "investiria no Brasil", segundo informou a Reuters. Para Zell, o Brasil "tem chance de, em 30 anos, ser uma potência econômica maior do que a China".
Transcrevo o texto completo da britânica Reuters, uma das maiores e mais famosas agências de notícias do mundo:
“Billionaire Zell says Brazil is top property pick”
“Beverly Hills, California (Reuters) - Billionaire real estate and media baron Sam Zell said on Monday that, all in all, he would rather invest in Brazil.
"I'd buy Brazil," Zell told the Milken Institute Global Conference. "It has the chance 30 years from now of being a bigger economic power than China."
Zell, chief executive of Chicago Tribune parent, The Tribune Co, and chairman and president of Equity Group Investments, was responding to a moderator's question on what single investment panelists would make in real estate.
Zell said the South American nation's large population of 180 million people, highly-trained work force, and array of crops and natural resources has made it largely self-sufficient.
Zell also said Brazil's biggest mall operator was seeing retail sales growth of 10 percent annually.
Zell said China's one-child policy, enacted in 1979 to help deal with overpopulation, would hurt the country in the long run because it will cut the number of workers. "I think by 2020 that will come back to bite them big time," he said.
Last fall, China extended the one-child policy through 2010.