Javier Milei and the path of the libertarian. Reading what the Italian newspapers say, one might form a certain idea of the new president of Argentina. But to understand the revolution we are about to face, we need to go to Buenos Aires. Here is Francesco Giubilei’s story from the field.
We are in front of the Casa Rosada, which is the Argentine presidential residence, therefore the residence of the new president. And it is an extremely important day, because as he explains The Nationwhich is the main one daily Argentinetoday we are discussing the so-called decree omnibus carried out by Milei and which foresees the start of a series of shock policies to try to revive the Argentine economic situation.
Reading the articles of many Italian newspapers, also seeing some news reports and listening to what is said in Italy, Milei is not only presented as a madman, as a right-wing extremist, as a dangerous populist, but even now there is talk of a drifts authoritarian. This is done by citing a series of episodes, which are real ones fake news.
First, however, I would like to tell you what some of the main points of this omnibus decree “for the freedom of Argentines” consist of:
- Article 209 plans to prohibit the use of the word “free”, because the services provided by the State are not free, but are paid for by taxpayers’ taxes.
- There is talk of a series of public companies that must be privatizedwe talk about the need for greater competition, we talk about more stringent rules on the topic of legitimate defence.
- Foreigners who come to study in Argentina will have to pay. This seems quite logical to me since Argentinians who go to study in other South American countries have to finance their education.
- In the end, 7 thousand public employees they were, so the Italian newspapers say, “fired”. The truth is very different, these are 7 thousand public employees who were given contracts in recent days by the previous government. Without competition. Basically Milei has decided not to renew these contracts.
However, what is also interesting is the fact that the main populists who have brought ruin to the countries of South America, I am talking in particular about Maduro, are harshly attacking Milei’s policies. In reality, the “anarcholiberal” is only trying to carry out liberal economic policies, in a way that is antithetical to what was done by previous governments that led Argentina to bankruptcy.
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