The Eternal Flame Two Views

Thu Feb 24, 2005

“All the work Pinochet did is intact,” said Christian Labbe, a former army colonel and one of Pinochet’s closest advisers. “Nobody is fighting to change the free market that we built, not even the Socialists. We need to give credit to the person who made all of this.”

From the Post.

I watched CSPAN either last night or the night before (flu has left me in a timeless esplumeoir), and there was a panel from Davos on the Russian economy. A paternal investment banker expressed some mild annoyance at the growing pains of nationalization but was convinced that the scrappy Russians could pull through. An actual Russian economic official was there, and I have to admit that I momentarily wished for him to beat the table with his shoe and promise to bury us.