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In the Name of “the People”

Two comments on Borucke’s IMF column:

1. Argentina is hardly a model of laissez-faire. An example, courtesy of the US State Department:

“The Constitution provides for an independent judiciary; however, while the judiciary is nominally independent and impartial, its processes are inefficient, complicated, and, at times, subject to political influence.” In addition, “The system is hampered by inordinate delays, procedural logjams, changes of judges, inadequate administrative support, and incompetence” (from the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom ).

2. I submit that “privatization, deregulation, and liberalization” involve the removal of injustices that should never have been in place to begin with. When Borucke says “that people should be able to choose or not choose” them, think of the mob of pinko brats that stormed Harvard’s Massachusetts Hall last spring, or the thugs that now wreck every global summit.

Borucke’s columns are little more than pathetic attempts to justify looting and killing, in the name of “the people.” Now that he’s graduated, shouldn’t he be moving on to write for, say, the MIM Notes?

Michael E. Rolish '04