Lula the Capitalist

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the much-discussed center-left president of Brazil, wrote an interesting opinion piece the other day.  If you do not know his story, it is a wonderful rags-to-power tale worthy of a motion picture.  The Cowboy found the column strikingly practical and market-oriented, with a hearty dash of the kind of love-of-humanity stuff that drives the best social democrats.  Brazil has had a long history of protectionism in its trade policies, making his words and his country’s liberalizing actions over the past decade all the more impressive.  You can listen to the next post while you read it. (Should be up in a few minutes)

Published in: on March 13, 2009 at 15:41  Comments Off on Lula the Capitalist  
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