Capitalist Fundamentalist Missionaries Convert Chile

Usually when you think of an economist you may think of an Economics 101 class with lots of math and a teacher who might have been distracted, not very coherent but relatively harmless. You may also suspect that these economists are employed by capitalists to justify their economic policies. This article (and movie) shows that economists are employed as Hit Men overseas to convert the heathens to market fundamentalism. This is the case of Chile during the Allende years. Could these hit men be operating now in South America to stem the socialist “pink-tide” there?

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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