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Emotional Baggage and Lingering Freudianism

Over the past few days about 6 people have emailed me this New York Times article: Do Argentine’s Need Therapy?  Pull Up a Couch. While outside the typical “economics with a twist” scope of this blog, I wanted to address … Continue reading

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Creeping Control – AFIP’s Uruguayan Vacation

One of the reasons that I love living in Buenos Aires is that it is quite literally like living in an economics textbook.  You have a very decent example of a trilemma – a central bank attempting to hold a … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what a week without the subway looks like?

Today, Friday August 10, marks day seven of the longest subway strike in Argentina’s history.  The complete shutdown of the Subte, Buenos Aires’s underground transit system, began Friday night and as I write, the end is still not in sight. … Continue reading

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Shrinkage?

The winter weather’s not the only thing chilling the bones of Argentina’s residents –  Since the last week of July, a new set of words have been showing up in the articles about the economy.  Shrinks.  Slows.  Stagflation.  These chilling … Continue reading

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Got the blues? A glance at Argentina’s exchange rates

This morning I ran across this simple but informative article in The Economist: The blue dollar: Another step towards a siege economy It provides a good overview of the parallel market that I referenced in my first post.  I do … Continue reading

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink – Pots and Pans Protests in Buenos Aires

Last Thursday morning, I received a message on my Blackberry that roughly translates to: “For the Argentina that we all want, we say ENOUGH (STOP!). ENOUGH of the lack of medication, of shackled imports and exports, of trapping of the … Continue reading

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Inflation all I ever wanted…

So after my post last week on Argentina and Dual Exchange Rates, I received quite a few questions.  I decided it will be worth writing a handful of posts to catch up those of you who are not lucky enough … Continue reading

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Threesome anyone? Argentina’s flirtation with dual exchange rates

Over the past week, unofficial reports from the Kirchner government have insinuated they are considering a dual exchange rate policy. I’ve been playing with this idea for a few days – how much different than today’s parallel economy for dollars … Continue reading

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