The Rise of Libertarianism in Latin America

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Michael N Peterson

“Even before Donald Trump’s entrance onto the political scene in the summer of 2015, a social and political eruption was taking place, not just in the United States but around the world. A quiet aching among many who felt abandoned by the political establishment has now morphed into a serious and gnawing illness that has yet to abate. Illiberalism rose out of fear and disillusionment among the ‘forgotten classes,’ and has spread to countries the world over. But there’s a parallel trend that has been largely overlooked, partly because it takes place in less developed countries and partly because the rise of a libertarian resistance isn’t as glamorous or eventful as the illiberal impulses gripping countries like Hungary, Poland, and of course, the United States.” (06/06/22)