October 24, 2016

THANKS, MILTON:

Socialism Kills More Babies than War (Chelsea Follett, October 19, 2016, FEE)

Recent reports that infants now die at a higher rate in Venezuela than in war-torn Syria were, sadly, unsurprising - the results of socialist economics are predictable. Venezuela's infant mortality rate has actually been above Syria's since 2008. [...]

Chile's infant mortality rate in 1960 was actually above that of both Venezuela and Syria. It managed to outperform Syria by the mid-1960s, but was still woefully behind its richer northern cousin, Venezuela.  In the early 1970s, Chile's progress slowed to a crawl as its elite flirted with socialist policies. Once its government abandoned socialism and began economic reforms in the mid-1970s, the pace of progress sped up again, and soon Chile's infants were safer than Venezuela's. Today, Chile's infant mortality rate is similar to that of the United States.

Posted by at October 24, 2016 4:43 PM

  

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