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Latin Lefty Meltdown
Tango Nuevo: Will Argentina’s Leftist Establishment Lose the Presidency?
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  • Dale Fayda

    Wishful thinking on the part of TAI. As I stated numerous times in the past, culture determines all. Everything else is just conversation.

    Argentinian political and social culture is indelibly leftist – it has never been otherwise. Whatever form the future Argentinian government takes, it will be “left or lefter”.

    • Andrew Allison
      • Dale Fayda

        That regime’s economic policies were in the quasi-fascist, oligarchic/corporatist mold. There is nothing in Argentinian historical tradition or political thought to even supply a template for a “right-wing” or “classic liberal” economic model. Certainly nothing like the Austrian School economics or even like American “big C” conservative economic theory, much less practice. No Declaration of Independence, no Bill of Rights, nothing but a series of failed dictators or wanna-be dictator pretenders, like Juan Peron, et al. Like I said – left and lefter.

  • Andrew Allison

    Kudos to the author of this tongue-in-cheek (Che, ‘splainin’, Casa Rosada) but insightful post.

  • Fat_Man

    Wake me up when Argentina’s politics starts to look like Poland’s.

  • Pait

    This piece quotes a comment Paul Krugman made about a specific financial event of 2001 as if it were a point about 2015 Argentinian politics.

    It is intellectually dishonest.

  • FriendlyGoat

    The candidacy of Ralph Nader in 2000 once profoundly confused American politics too. We’re stiff suffering from that.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The left’s solution to every problem is more of the Big Government Monopoly, when experience from the most successful Countries is that the Countries with the largest, freest, and least burdened private sectors are the most successful. The Government Monopoly like all Monopolies, suffers from the same disease, the lack of the “Feedback of Competition”. It is the “Feedback of Competition” that provides both the information and motivation which forces continuous improvements in Quality, Service, and Price, in free markets.

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