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2 out of 3 pensions were granted with special rules

The so-called “privilege” pensions were one of the most controversial issues in the discussion of the Social Solidarity and Productive Reactivation Law. This is one more evidence that the pension system requires a comprehensive regulation which should be made jointly by the Nation and the provinces. (more…)

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Inflation is making the fiscal adjustment

The outgoing government reduced primary public spending by 6% of GDP. This was not achieved with a public sector managing strategy but with real public expenditure reductions thanks to increasing inflation. In order to improve the social situation, it is key to stop using inflation as an instrument of fiscal adjustment. (more…)

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More educational inequality than in Chile

The PISA 2018 tests confirm, once again, the deep and persistent decline of the Argentine educational system. This is the consequence of the education policy focusing on teachers’ salaries and not on school results. Those most affected by the decadence are the youngster from poor households. (more…)

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Uruguay has grown three more times than Argentina

Beyond the electoral defeat, the left-wing Frente Amplio of Uruguay has demonstrated that combining rationality and good institutions is possible to grow with social inclusion. The experience is very instructive in the face of an accumulation of failures among the countries in South America. (more…)

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There is a birth of a mother under the age of 20 every 6 minutes

The muddle around a protocol for abortion shows the level of ignorance about how the federal system works. The protocol was merely an optional guide since medical regulations are a provincial jurisdiction. Spain, which eliminated its national “Ministry of Health”, should be imitated.  (more…)

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With Evo Morales the GDP per capita has multiplied by 3

The upheaval in Bolivia generates passionate controversies. This obscures the Bolivian remarkable economic and social performance. Regarding the challenges that Argentina faces, Bolivia’s most instructive lesson is that fiscal discipline is a source of social progress. (more…)

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People run away from the argentine pesos

The main challenge for the new president is to balance public finances. It is not an explicit citizens’ demand, but an implicit one underlined in the growing rejection of the Argentine peso. This is observed in the people’s urgency to buy goods or dollars to get rid of the pesos and protect themselves from high inflation. (more…)

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Federalism should not be a topic in the presidential debate

The good practice of debating among presidential candidates was distorted by an agenda with issues –such as security, education, health, social welfare, environment, and housing– which are not the federal government’s concern. Respecting the distribution of jurisdictions’ roles is key to come out of the crisis. (more…)

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Provinces receive more vat and profits than the federal state

The Supreme Court questioned the decrees through which the federal government decided to reduce VAT on food, the income tax, and the Monotributo. It is pertinent to reject this norm but demagogic and incoherent in the way the Supreme Court implemented it. (more…)

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The poor are those who receive least income from the state

The available evidence does not support the claim that the poor live on tax-financed state transfers paid by the middle class. The reason is that the public sector manages an enormous mass of public resources in a disorderly and arbitrary manner that, in its major part, does not benefit the poor.   (more…)

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