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January 25, 2011

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CharlieMcMenamin

Can you direct me to this political textbook? I thought the Soros Foundation didn't publish that sort of stuff, just issue snippets on Twitter...

Alex

More the other side, I would think. Otpor doesn't usually have the option of the lords of finance helping out. (See Douglas Hurd, Telekom Srbija and the NatWest.)

I believe our host is thinking more of, say, Chile.

Richard J

Two observations:

a) Snark - do the current lot show enough competence to deliberately wreck an economy?

b) Chile - Similarly related to observations about competence - there was a chap on Salon's Tabletalk who used to have as one of his hobbyhorses the observation that Allende was wrecking the Chilean economy quite nicely by himself - the CIA was merely banging (incompetently as usual) a few extra nails into the coffin lid.

Myles

Chile - Similarly related to observations about competence - there was a chap on Salon's Tabletalk who used to have as one of his hobbyhorses the observation that Allende was wrecking the Chilean economy quite nicely by himself

I believe the American concern was that that he wasn't fast enough in wrecking the economy, and would sign up Russian help before he finished the economy off. (Or so I have been informed).

guthrie

YOu don't think sanctions and strikes count as damaging the economy? Right wingers seem to assume everyone should shut up and work, and yet its ok for them not to do so when lefties are in power?

Richard J

No, his argument wasn't that, and I don't know enough economics to judge whether he was talking shite, but more that if a 100 a day man blames the factory next door for his cancer, theres a more significant causal factor being missed. Of course, this was back in 2000/2001 ish, so obsessing about running a massive deficit feels rather different now...

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