Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of



10 thoughts on “Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism

  1. Henriette Henriette says:

    The book is interesting and elucidative in some parts for people without an economical background like me , but it s also sometimes tiring and repetitive Mostly I didn t like the author describing Lula Brazil s ex president as one who avoided the populist approach I m a Brazilian and, although I recognize some important measures taken by Lula, I mostly view him as EXTREMELY populist He s been the one to claim that everyone who s against him his party mostly because of the high corruption The book is interesting and elucidative in some parts for people without an economical background like me , but it s also sometimes tiring and repetitive Mostly I didn t like the author describing Lula Brazil s ex president as one who avoided the populist approach I m a Brazilian and, although I recognize some important measures taken by Lula, I mostly view him as EXTREMELY populist He s been the one to claim that everyone who s against him his party mostly because of the high corruption in which the party has been involved is against Brazil, is against the poor people etc etc all that typically populist blah blah blah He s Brazilian great hero, without whom the people will be destroyed by the elites Oh, come on If this is not populism, what is it then


  2. Terry Terry says:

    Latin America has had a wild ride, went from hopeful to be growth stars to stuck in all kinds of economic traps The book discussed the issue with populism, corruption, too much promise on welfare, debt, currency peg to the US, poor IMF advices, and inability to manage the economy from many Latin American governments I think it s easy to describe what happened, but hard to explore why Why populism is such a big problem in Latam, not Asian tigers How to prevent it It s easy to blame that thes Latin America has had a wild ride, went from hopeful to be growth stars to stuck in all kinds of economic traps The book discussed the issue with populism, corruption, too much promise on welfare, debt, currency peg to the US, poor IMF advices, and inability to manage the economy from many Latin American governments I think it s easy to describe what happened, but hard to explore why Why populism is such a big problem in Latam, not Asian tigers How to prevent it It s easy to blame that these countries don t have democracy and rule of law, but how to do it, why is it hard Could haveanalysis and insights


  3. Peter Phillips Peter Phillips says:

    This is a great rebuttal to populist arguments and it would be great to read a response from someone who still believes in the Bolivarian Revolution Will Trump s America suffer the same fate Only time will tell I suppose.


  4. Vicky Liang Vicky Liang says:

    Very drydid not like


  5. Adelaide Adelaide says:

    This book was surprisingly approachable given my lack of economics background.


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Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism ➜ [Epub] ❧ Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism By Sebastian Edwards ➦ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The political and economic history of Latin America has been marked by great hopes and even greater disappointments Despite abundant resources and a history of productivity and wealth in recent decade The political Latin America PDF/EPUB ê and economic history of Latin America has been marked by great hopes and even greater disappointments Despite abundant resources and a history of productivity and wealth in recent decades the region has fallen further and further behind developed nations, Left Behind: PDF/EPUB or surpassed even by other developing economies in Southeast Asia and elsewhereIn Left Behind, Sebastian Edwards explains why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits of globalization and forcefully highlights the dangers of the recent turn to economic Behind: Latin America Epub µ populism in the region He begins by detailing the many ways Latin American governments have stifled economic development over the years through excessive regulation, currency manipulation, and thoroughgoing corruption He then turns to the neoliberal reforms of the early s, which called for the elimination of deficits, lowering of trade barriers, and privatization of inefficient public enterprises and which, Edwards argues, held the promise of freeing Latin America from the burdens of the past Flawed implementation, however, meant the promised gains of globalization were never felt by the mass of citizens, and growing frustration with stalled progress has led to a resurgence of populism throughout the region, exemplified by the economic policies of Venezuela sHugo Ch vez But such measures, Edwards warns, are a recipe for disaster instead, he argues, the way forward for Latin America lies in further market reforms, honestly pursued and fairly implemented As an example of the promise of that approach, Edwards points to Latin America s giant, Brazil, which under the successful administration of President Luis In cio da Silva Lula has finally begun to show signs of reaching its true economic potentialAs the global financial crisis has reminded us, the risks posed by failing economies extend far beyond their national borders Putting Latin America back on a path toward sustained growth is crucial not just for the region but for the world, and Left Behind offers a clear, concise blueprint for the way forward.