Archive for October, 2015

La sorpresa

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Argentina’s presidential election will go to a runoff after business favorite Mauricio Macri surprised ruling-party candidate Daniel Scioli in Sunday’s vote. Scioli will surely now say Macri wants to slash social programs. But voters may rather see Cristina Fernandez’s economics as unsustainable.
(Photo mine from a 2005 trip to Buenos Aires.)


My latest column – Illusion’s end

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Argentina’s election Sunday heralds an end to the magical economic thinking of President Cristina Fernandez.