February 28, 2014

Cry for Me, Argentina

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

In psychological terms — and Buenos Aires is packed with folks on couches pouring out their anguish to psychotherapists — Argentina is the child among nations that never grew up. Responsibility was not its thing. Why should it be? There was so much to be plundered, such riches in grain and livestock, that solid institutions and the rule of law — let alone a functioning tax system — seemed a waste of time.

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February 21, 2014
Elliott vs Argentina: 3 Possible Resolutions
Felix Salmon, Reuters
Argentina, as everybody knew it would, has gone to the Supreme Court to appeal the bad (and ignoble) ruling against the country by New York’s Second Circuit. The most likely final outcome, still, is that Argentina will... more ››
February 19, 2014
Argentina's Downward Spiral
Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld
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