Only a few days ago Gabriel Boric was elected the president of Chile. He announced, “Chile was the birthplace of neoliberalism, and it shall also be its grave.” Fans of our military coups may remember that on (The First) September 11th (1973), intervention by Nixon / Kissinger brought  Chilean General Augusto Pinochet to power. At bayonet point a new business-friendly constitution was installed with the economic/political guidance of Milton Friedman’s  “Chicago Boys.” Education, healthcare, retirement pensions, and the basics of modern society were commodified and turned over to profit-seekers. Now that “neoliberal” program has been imposed stateside. Labor is broken. Public institutions are subverted and starved.

Source: Ruralist Lament: A Cold Reality  – CounterPunch.org

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