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The George Mason Boys

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On November 11, 2019
It’s well known how right-wing economists have long seen Chile as their personal playground to play out their fantasies of austerity politics backed by authoritarian violence. The Chicago Boys were the famed University of Chicago-trained economists who advised Augusto Pinochet during and after the 1973 coup. These people gave the entire field of economics a […]

Chile’s Protests

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On October 27, 2019

Will Bunch on the protests in Chile and how they were caused by the same U.S. style neoliberalism that has also helped unhinge this nation. In 2019, as an autumn of popular uprisings erupts around the

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9/11

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On September 12, 2017
Above: One of the most evil human beings to ever pollute the Earth. Also, Augusto Pinochet. Let us remember the greatest act of terror the United States was ever involved with on September 11. That’s the U.S. supported coup in Chile, an event far more defining to that nation than September 11, 2001 is to […]

A World of Dams

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On October 28, 2014

Plumer has a good rundown of the complexity of dam building around the world. The world’s rapidly growing demand for energy means that every way we can turn the natural world into power is going

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QOTD

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On May 21, 2014
What? Why does the United States only have the 4th highest level of income inequality in the (rather broadly defined) developed world? This nation did not steal half of Mexico in 1848 in order to see it best us in this crucial category of plutocracy. I know a Christian version of Erdogan is the kind […]

Pinochet Nostalgia

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On July 5, 2013

The Wall Street Journal, openly pining for Augusto Pinochet: Mr. Obama also requested a review of U.S. aid to Egypt, but cutting that off now would be a mistake. Unpopular as America is in Egypt, $1.3

Mining and Water in Chile

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On April 25, 2013
Mining companies have played an outsized role in Chile for a long time. Bitterness at foreign mining corporations helped bring Salvador Allende to power in 1970. Defending mining interests helped spur CIA support for Augusto Pinochet’s coup in 1973. Little has changed. Today, mining corporations are using so much water that supplies are threatened for […]
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