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raikkonen

Do you think that a country,in faith of socialism ,cannot run well?
Thanks for your answering.

Larry Horse

Boycotts and embargoes rarely ever precipitate desired revolutions or regime changes. Most of these upheavals are the result of the middle class taking on the elites, and if the middle class is decimated, as they always are by sanctions and embargoes, then there cannot be an overthrow. The embargo on Iraq explains why Saddam was able to stay in power until the 2003 invasion.

softmodes

It's difficult to say precisely in terms of faith. People can say something in one way while act differently, and yet think the total opposite. If we cannot define the problem, we don't want to explore it as in the case of 'faith'.

As for boycotts, I agree with the first sentence of the previous comment. However, I would like to argue the reason is that boycotts arouse nationalism and human hatreds. That is: the political and spiritual significances offset those economic ones and produce the exact opposite result.

Collestro

There is a line in the sand, one if either for free trade, or third world poverty. There is no middle ground. Nowhere is this better expressed in our unbelievably stupid Cuba policy. In the history of the world, every single time a nation has opened up trade with their adversary, the differences have disappeared.

Look at Holland and England in the 17th century . Holland, the free traders, are locked in a war with England; and keep kicking ass. England says, F__ this, hires Holland's ruler to be king of England. Trade opens, boom! Differences disappear.

What should we have done with Cuba? Open the border, sell them our stuff! Trade with the enemy? Of course!

Collestro

Gosh, I wish there was a grammer checker.


One is either for free trade or for third-world poverty. Isn't that better?

postkey

"The overall trend during the past several decades in practically all countries of this region has been toward more open economies with greater competition within industries, with much more reliance on private enterprise, and with a reduced role for government mandates, government-run enterprises, and cronyism."

If this has been the case then it does not appear to have been a success. "You had growth {in Latin America} of 82 percent ñ in income per person ñ from 1960 to 1980, and only nine percent from 1980 to 2000. For the current decade so far we have just a little over one percent."
http://www.cepr.net/columns/weisbrot/2006_03_lagrowth_transcript.htm
I notice no comment on the above.
Don't let the facts get in the way of a religious {neoclassical} belief.

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