Why a far-right candidate easily put an end to 13 years of corrupt left wing rule in Brazil

Why Young People Helped Elect A Far-Right Authoritarian In Brazil (HBO): the left-wing incumbents were crooks

Astonishingly ignorant @Oxfam clip on Brazilian poverty

Oxfam International managed to post a video clip blaming Brazilian poverty on inequality then tweet the same day on an important cause of poverty in developing nations. That important cause was the difficulty of establishing property rights in poor countries.

Brazil is a terrible place to start a business, register property, pay taxes and trade across borders to name but a few of many deficiencies is a business environment. Little wonder that it is poor because of all these factors that are within the remit of its government.

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Source: Doing Business in Brazil – World Bank Group.

Oxfam International would serve the poor of Brazil and the  rest of the Third World far better by spending more time complaining about bad business environments.

Countries that embraced capitalism such as in East Asia did far better than those in Latin America that hesitated and preferred crony capitalism.

Oxfam mislead its readers about the degree of inequality in Latin America compared to the past.

Not for me

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On the decline of socialism in the Americas

The impact of neoliberalism on labour market freedom in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela

All was quiet on the neoliberalism front in Latin America for the last 20 years. In yet another defeat for the Mont Pelerin Society led transnational conspiracy, labour market freedom has declined in the four countries in figure 1. I’ve always had my doubts about the ability of a transnational conspiracy to be led by a society with such a crappy website.

Figure 1: Index of Economic Freedom, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela, 95 – 2015

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Source: Index of Economic Freedom 2015.

The impact of neoliberalism on economic freedom in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela since 1995

All was quiet on the neoliberalism front in Latin America for the last 20 years. In yet another defeat for the Mont Pelerin Society led transnational conspiracy, economic freedom has been pretty stable in Chile for 20 years and in the serious decline in Venezuela and Argentina – see figure 1. Not much happening in Brazil either on the neoliberalism front – see figure 1. I’ve always had my doubts about the ability of a transnational conspiracy to be led by a society with such a crappy website.

Figure 1: Index of Economic Freedom, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela, 95 – 2015

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Source: Index of Economic Freedom 2015.

Infrastructure investment and economic development strategies in Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro

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