August 13, 2018

THE BENEFIT OF A FASCIST INTERLUDE:

CHILE VS. VENEZUELA (Steven F. Hayward, 8/12/18, Powerline)

What's the difference between Chile and Venezuela? Socialism, sure, but we should take this point one large step further: the only reason Chile isn't also a socialist basket case is that it had a military coup in 1973 to prevent the socialist government of Salvador Allende from making Chile into the prototype for Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. Allende had every intention of following the same playbook of rigging elections and legislative bodies, subverting rival power structures, censoring the press and arresting opposition leaders, nationalizing industries and launching Chile's economy down the same road to oppressive mediocrity like all other socialist regimes.

Likewise, Spain's GDP per capita is triple Romania's, and so on.

Posted by at August 13, 2018 4:06 AM

  

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