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The Neoliberal Onslaught

Charles D. Ameringer

in The Socialist Impulse

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033099
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038124 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0021
The Neoliberal Onslaught

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This chapter discusses the adoption of neoliberalism shortly after the collapse of creole socialism. Compared to its predecessor, however, neoliberalism or free market policies were not popular in Latin America. The chapter also looks at Augusto Pinochet, who was one of the first to impose neoliberalism in Chile. Pinochet was determined to snuff out Communism, and thanks to his horrifying human rights record, he tended to give neoliberalism a bad name from the outset. Other leaders who imposed neoliberalism in their respective Latin American countries are also discussed in this chapter.

Keywords: neoliberalism; creole socialism; free market; Augusto Pinochet; Chile; Communism

Chapter.  4239 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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