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The coparticipation regime is reformed with no transparency

The government proposed to reduce the federal tax co-participation to the City of Buenos Aires and to re-establish national subsidies in that jurisdiction. This contradiction is the consequence of keeping on postponing a transparent debate on the co-participation regime to give equity and efficiency to federalism.     (more…)

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Tax pressure has doubled, but poverty did not decrease

The sharp increase in taxes was justified in the solidarity the affluent must keep with the destitute. This is valid reasoning, but not for Argentina, which already has a very high tax burden. In order to reduce poverty, it is not necessary to increase taxes but to achieve better state management. (more…)

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To raise wages, it is necessary to increase exports

Reviving the economy boosting domestic consumption is inconsistent with the strategy of preserving the few dollars available. As soon as wages rise, imports will increase, and the dollars will vanish. Solving this puzzle requires a more favorable environment for exports.
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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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