Enrique Krauze is a Mexican editor, critic, historian and writer. This activity however included cutting out legs to those who were too tall for it; or stretching until dismembering them when they were too short. Are we condemned? Are we moving directly towards the black Bolivarian precipice? Or towards the Argentinean, where a district attorney one day appears silenced forever?
The truth is that what has been happening in Chile until now, with the relevant warnings and imperfections, is in cartographic terms more yellow than red. On the other hand, freedom of expression is until now being honored without any visible reprisal fears — a usual practice in corrupt nations, where any moderately daring journalist is pressured or forced to sleep with an open eye. In addition, public anger tells us that as a society we are not indifferent and we have not gotten used to theft, as is the rule in our neighborhood.
Corruption problems and scandals, inefficiency and inefficaciousness, especially in States with too many attributions — more than convenient — and wide bureaucracy, encourage us to meditate on the size, complexity and scopes of the state power. Certainly weak and failed States are responsible for a large part of the world problems, but obese and almighty States are not a choice: they cause damage and represent fatal hazards to people and societies, especially because of the power they can really or potentially concentrate. How should the State be, grossly, sufficiently adequate to reduce the risks associated to its own power and, at the same time — as Karl Popper used to say — prevent bad governors from causing too much damage?
Civil society is becoming increasingly important in our public debate, as the limitations, both of the state and the market, to solve many problems are increasingly evident. This has made both the left that confuses society with the state, and the right that confuses it with the market, perplexed. This text is exclusively dedicated to call the attention of civil society, since this is a crucial issue for our development in the next decades.
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A speech that invites to meditation and to learn from the recent history. It generated ovations and awoke controversy as very few political interventions in Chile in the last years. Niall Ferguson x 2: Civilization and the Big Degeneration. Niall Ferguson is one of the world most polemic and influencing intellectuals at this time. Ludwig von Mises and the role of the economist: a historical approach. This essay reconstructs the work of Ludwig von Mises, with special emphasis on his views on the role of the economist in society.
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It is possible to identify three phases in this journey: the first, in his childhood and adolescence, marked by a glorified vision of the State as a driving force for progress and social coordination; the second, since the publishing of Theory of Money and Credit until his departure from Vienna in , due to the menace of Nazism in Austria; and the third, since his arrival in Geneva until his death in the United States of America.
Along these periods, two facets of Mises can be appreciated: an academic one, and another as a relevant actor in the discussion of public policies. This last aspect of Mises has been more ignored; however, it is fundamental in order to understand his stance in regards to the role of the economist. Classical liberalism as the realization of the egalitarian ideal. Piketty and his Capital in the 21st Century: an Austrian interpretation.
For Thomas Piketty, capitalism has deterministic laws which make inequality of income and of capital grow constantly. The main reason would be the high savings rates of capitalists in contrast to the rest of the people—regardless of his pointing out that it is the inequality between the higher rates of return on capital ROC and those of economic growth and growth of salaries. To distribute or increase the cake? An old debate that acquires power around the world. This essay includes a brief summary of economic theory and especially how it understood wealth and the chances to create it or not.
Different proposals from some of the most important theorists on economic science are presented to show how such an ancient debate may still be so in vogue nowadays, after two hundred years of meditation. This essay is a brief review of the several arguments existing in literature against mercantilism. Jaworski in their book written in , Markets without limits: Moral virtues and commercial interests.
Governors of several countries often use the interest rate set by Central Banks as a political tool. Because of a huge mistake in the interpretation of what interest rate is, by confusing it with the price of money, governments make decisions that change economic cycles, thus harming the population in its entirety. In this essay we will try to prove that when the monetary policy is to print paper money, severe consequences are caused to economy and that promoting low-cost credits generates alterations to the interest rate. This results in bad decisions, giving origin to economic cycles characterized by successive crisis.
The poverty and inequality dilemma is globally one of the most important concerns in the economic and political news. However, although poverty is a phenomenon existing since ancient times, discussions regarding inequality began much later, after the Industrial Revolution in the late Eighteenth Century and early Nineteenth Century. This essay is aimed at deposing the myth that poverty and inequality are synonyms.
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Corruption has frequently been present in the history of mankind. There is no society that has not shown certain levels or kinds of corruption at several levels and environments. It is a polysemic concept that may include different practices like nepotism, fraud, clientelism, or influence peddling. It is important to take into account that we should talk of corruption not when there are isolated cases where integrity has been broken whether by the government or private parties , but when corrupt practices are generalized and systematic ally carried out and when they interfere with a good performance and legality of institutions, both by the government or the private sector.
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Economic and political freedom: the case of Venezuela. The FPP Index of Freedom is an annual research which aims at investigating how free we Chileans are and feel, how our institutions face this issue, and explores upon our possibilities of acting, thinking, deciding, and choosing without intromissions or limitations. Chile: more equitable? Tax Awareness. How does tax payments impact the poorest quintile?
This report is aimed at creating Fiscal Awareness due to the empiric evidence showing that average Chilean citizens generally ignore whether or not they pay taxes and how much they contribute.
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Encouraging tax elimination is not the objective, since — from the classic liberalism point of view — the State must fulfill limited tasks for a good developing of economy. This document will discuss how tax payment impacts the two poorest quintiles of the Chilean population. The study entitled Barometer of Liberty is an unpublished research — which will be regularly published from now on — that, rather than investigating how free Chileans are and how our institutions operate and develop, it studies how we feel regarding our possibilities of acting, thinking and making choices without any interference or limitations.
It is aimed at illuminating how valuable is freedom and a free society to us. It is written from an analytical perspective, acknowledging how important subjectivity is in the life of societies, in politics and in relations among individuals, civil organizations, and the State. It includes dimensions of individual and collective freedom, in the private and public environments. We present here a summary of the first version of this instrument and we hope that it will contribute to a permanent debate and improvement of our liberal democratic institutions. The study named Barometer of Liberty is an unpublished research — which will be regularly published from now on — that, rather than investigating how free Chileans are and how our institutions operate and develop, it studies how we feel regarding our possibilities of acting, thinking and making choices without any interference or limitations.
In a brilliant and ingenious manner, Brennan refutes the most renowned socialist of the last half century demonstrating that capitalism is superior to socialism not only economically but, above all, morally. The development and progress achieved by the admired northern societies is not due to state interventionism nor to high taxes, but to a virtuous mix of economic freedom and the entrepreneur spirit combined with old cultural features regarding the ethics of work and duty.
This is what Nima Sanandaji shows us from a historical perspective, emphasizing that what has driven Scandinavian progress is not socialism but freedom, undertaking, a limited but active and honest State, civic culture, morality and equal basic opportunities. This work helps to classify knowledge on classic liberalism and its history since its origin until now.
If we have gaps or maybe unconnected scattered information, this book is very helpful to put facts in order and clarify any doubts. This is an enriching reading, recommended for university students and for teaching use in courses or for general culture. When arguing in favor of free market, limited government or the constitutional State, among others, the author emphasizes the moral and deeply human dimension of the institutions required by a society based on freedom, thus moving apart from the cold — and insufficient — economic approach that often seems to prevail when these issues are discussed.
A book seeking to disseminate ideas, not to preach dogmas; and is aimed at stimulating meditation and debate rather than winning converts.
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What needs to be done to prevent the progressive movement towards a redistributive statism that will finally condemn Chile to the classic Latin American underdevelopment? With a severe criticism to the economic and political right wing, the author explains why fighting for culture and ideas is a fundamental pre-requirement to win the political battle in the medium and long term.
Sweden, the other model: from the benefactor State to the assistance State. Its famous welfare system fell apart a little more than two decades ago. Very few would have then thought that, in a not very far away future, lights from the north would intensely shine again and that Sweden would be mentioned as a worth following model, but this is just what occurred. Today, after two decades of deep reforms, Sweden is again an international model. From consensus to a crossroads. The debate about the Chilean model. Some time ago, nothing or very little, except more or less isolated or poorly resounding criticisms, suggested that soon an intense and deep debate on the convenience of continuing by the development path that has taken Chile to become a worth following example in the region would arise.
A number of institutions are designed to compensate for gross social differences, but are not sufficient to guarantee equal opportunities. Public spending will grow by 5. Extreme poverty has decreased due to the Chile Solidario program, but poverty still disproportionately affects some specific regions, ethnic minorities, children and women.
Unemployment is higher among the less educated and the young. Data from the HDI update reports the estimated ratio of female to male earned income as 0. Inequality has remained almost unchanged at a high level. In the Gini coefficient was In , There is no data for more recent years due to the timing of official surveys. In the educational field, there is consensus that the main problem is no longer coverage, at least at the primary and secondary levels; however, it is still a problem at the preschool and higher education levels.
In , a constitutional reform established obligatory secondary education. However, all measurements of quality beyond literacy show a very bad performance by international standards and high levels of inequality associated with the interrelation of socioeconomic factors and types of schools with private establishments offering high-quality instruction, and the public and subsidized private schools showing lower performance. Despite substantially increased public expenditure and reforms in education, this situation has persisted to the present day.
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