Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Matias Vernengo — On Venezuela, Democracy, Violence and Neoliberalism

The question then is how much of the push to limits to the power of the legislative assembly dominated by the opposition, and how much of the political repression (including the treatment of opposition leaders, but also the police violence) results from the very violent and anti-democratic push from the opposition itself, that has tried to bring down the government since the very beginning (including a failed coup attempt in 2002). And this is also a valid concern that many (almost all the mainstream media) on the left seem to forget. I can’t honestly respond. But I can provide a perspective, based on my understanding of the Argentine and Brazilian cases that are closer to my experience.
Naked Keynesianism
On Venezuela, Democracy, Violence and Neoliberalism
Matias Vernengo | Associate Professor of Economics, Bucknell University

See also
Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University analyzes the latest developments in Venezuela, including a new UN human rights report, US sanctions, and the begrudging admission by President Maduro's foes that he still has popular support

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

It all depends on what you mean by left? Charles Oftel is a conservative and he describes Hilary as being on the left. This isn't the last at all, just another branch of the aristocracy. They are all war hawks, they just different enemies with some overlap. One lot might be a bit more conservative in social values than the other, that's all. They both hate labour.