Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tyler Cowan writes what appears to be well-informed, nuanced and balanced view of Pinochet. Here is his bottom line:
Pinochet the man behaved so badly, both during his term and after, as to be morally indefensible. From second hand accounts I have heard, it is also not clear how much the man himself was personally responsible for the good economic policies. Still many good policies happened. We need a closer look at the Chilean economic legacy, which is a complicated story and by no means wholly negative.