Argentina’s Economy Buckles After Leader Puts Politics First

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antipodean

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Popularism 101:
  • Do whatever it takes to obtain or remain in power - be it by force or by vote, but only as far and as fast your society will permit you
    • Ideology, equations and paradigms are fluid and to be used like wrapping paper
  • Fear and loathing are your main weapons while truth and transparency is your enemy
  • Never admit failure or change course so that it may signal failure, just play victim and create distraction instead
  • When the economy does well, take credit and distribute money you have to buy votes
  • When the economy does bad, cast blame and find ways to take money you don't have to buy votes
  • When the judge rules for you, praise the well functioning institutions of state
  • When the judge rules against you, demand reform of failing institutions
  • When the media speaks in your favour, showcase it
  • When the media speaks against you, defame and silence it
Could anyone outside the country actually have expected anything else from Argentina under a populist government?
Especially when you throw corruption, crisis and covid into the mix.
 

sts7049

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it's amazing that nobody has the balls to tell kristina no.

she must have some real dirty laundry on people to get her way all the time
 

cuando_volverá

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Is there anything in this article that isn't a normal day in Argentina? Are things any different than last year, 5 years ago, etc.? Honest question, I haven't been able to get back to AR for almost 2 years.
 

toongeorges

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Is there anything in this article that isn't a normal day in Argentina? Are things any different than last year, 5 years ago, etc.? Honest question, I haven't been able to get back to AR for almost 2 years.
5 years ago Macri was in power for less then a year. It looked like Argentina had a chance to become normal. Though now we now Macri failed economically and populism came back with a vengeance. In my opinion, it has never been so bad in Argentina now as in the last 10 years.

I left the country at the end of March and I could not see me living there in the future. It may be the end of my relationship of more than 2 years, because it appears my girlfriend, even though she is sick of Argentina as well, seems not to be able to leave her parents behind...
 
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