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Synopsis: General Pinochet came to power in Chile in a coup which cost the lives of over 10,000 people. The coup brought to an end the socialist government of President Allende and inaugurated an experiment in monetarist economics which Time Magazine described as ""a model of what can be achieved in restructuring an ageing prostrate economy into a streamlined machine."" A decade later, the experiment collapsed and Chile entered the worst economic crisis in its history and Pinochet faced widespread opposition.
Chile: The Pinochet Decade tells the story of the rise and fall of the laissez-faire economic technocrats known as the Chicago Boys, who masterminded the experiment and it analyzes the nature of their alliance with General Pinochet. The book shows how the Chicago Boys promoteed a concept of ""economic liberty"" based on the individual's right to compete in free markets. This could only be implemented through a state with vastly increased powers of repression and surveillance. In this way, manual and white collar workers and the rural and urban poor were forced to accept dramatic falls in their living standards which were a consequence of the model. For the Chicago Boys presupposed a political and economic system in which only the privileged few are actors and notions of social justice do not figure. Chile: The Pinochet Decade traces the failure of the model from the ""shock treatment"" of 1975, in which the economy was massively contracted in order to reduce inflation, through the supposed miracle years of high growth funded by foreign loans, to the bankruptcy and final abandonment of the free market model.
Title: Chile: The Pinochet Decade The Rise and Fall...
Publisher: Monthly Review Pr
Publication Date: 1983
Book Condition: Good/very Good
Book Description Latin America Bureau, 1983. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83366979
Book Description Latin American Bureau, London, 1983. Pictorial Glossy Card Covers. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. This is quite a heavy book and extra postage may be requested to some destinations outside of the United Kingdom. Book has some minor sunning, edge rubbing, indentations and wear. For contents please see bookseller images. Size: 5 3/4 Inches Wide By 8 1/4 Inches Long. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 009669
Book Description Latin America Bureau,uk, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. uk1st.edition.1st.printing.NEAR FIEN SOFTWRAPS ORIGINAL. Bookseller Inventory # 13espzx
Book Description Latin America Bureau, London, 1983. Trade paperback. Green, Michael (Map) (illustrator). Presumed first edition/first printing. iv, 118,  p. Includes bibliography. Statistics. Chronology. Trade Unions. From WIkipedia: "Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet (25 November 1915 10 December 2006), was dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990 and Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army from 1973 to 1998. He was also president of the Government Junta of Chile between 1973 and 1981. Pinochet assumed power in Chile following a United States-backed coup d'état on 11 September 1973 that overthrew the elected socialist Unidad Popular government of President Salvador Allende and ended civilian rule. Several academics have stated that the support of the United States was crucial to the coup and the consolidation of power afterward. Pinochet had been promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the Army by Allende on 23 August 1973, having been its General Chief of Staff since early 1972. In December 1974, the ruling military junta appointed Pinochet President of Chile by joint decree." Good. Signed by previous owner. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Sticker on back cover. Bookseller Inventory # 70139
Book Description Latin America Bureau 01/09/1983, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780906156186
Book Description Latin America Bureau, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Chile: The Rise and Fall of the Chicago Boys: Pinochet Decade This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780906156186