That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: Second, a protest against poor conditions is not the same as a protest against inequality. Many Chilean complaints revolve around the pension system, health care, water rights, public transportation, schools and corruption. Are Chileans upset that their transport options aren’t better? That’s a complaint in […] The post How to think about the Chilean (and other) protests appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
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