- Oct 25, 2005
Insightful interview with Claudio Katz in Monthly Review:
The case of Argentina now is that there have been major changes and transformations, but the distribution of income remains as regressive as, or more regressive than, in the '90s.
The government of Cristina Kirchner has adopted some measures of nationalization, for instance, pension funds, which had been privatized and were again taken into state hands, and a set of small companies also went into the orbit of the state. But first, they are not strategic enterprises, this is the first key difference with Venezuela. Not only are these non-strategic businesses, but the most striking thing is that, when a nationalization in Venezuela has a direct impact on Argentina, such as the nationalization of the Argentinean firm Techint, Kirchner's government has come to support the claims and criticisms made by the business groups after the nationalization.