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Have any [other] countries fired 50% [or more] of government workers (say over the course of one year)?

According to Reason magazine: Since taking office in December, Milei has cut the number of government ministries from 18 to eight and fired over 50 percent of all government workers. I'm curious: ...
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Would China currency-swap deal with Argentina be made useless if Argentina would switch to the U.S. dollar?

The People’s Bank of China made available $6.5 billion to Argentina from a currency swap line the countries share, President Alberto Fernandez announced Wednesday after meeting with President Xi ...
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At which academic institute(s) has Javier Milei held a professorship?

It is fairly common for articles on Argentinian President-elect, Javier Milei, to mention that he is a professor. For example, Time and Fortune both do so, in articles published in October 2023. His ...
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Is there a link between fuel shortages in Argentina and the presidential election?

If you make a search on the internet with the keyword argentina fuel shortage you will find a lot of articles about a fuel crisis that started around the first round of the presidential election and ...
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Why is the IMF still lending money to Argentina?

Argentina has defaulted on their debt numerous times and it looks like they're refusing to implement sensible reforms to improve their economy. So why is the IMF still lending them money rather than ...
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Resource for understanding why Peronists win elections

Argentina has had episodes of very high inflation that lasted several years. This is the 25 year graph of inflation rates in Argentina... There have been several years at approximately 10% and ...
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Why isn't Argentina part of the F-35 program?

https://asiatimes.com/2023/03/china-argentina-on-verge-of-region-rattling-fighter-deal/ This week, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Argentina’s Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja ...
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How can governments convert informal work into formal work?

In Argentina, it is estimated that about 48% of all work is informal or off-the-books work which is not reported to the government or properly taxed. This hurts the government's tax revenue and can ...
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Can a reduction of employer taxation lead to more equal income?

In Argentina, it's usually said that the economic burden on employers is very heavy (just an example). So much so that, if it were lifted, more people would become employed, but I don't quite ...
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Can the Panama Papers land Argentinian President Macri in jail?

The Panama Papers, released on April 3rd 2016, listed the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri. President Macri said that it was totally legal, but some argued that it was not ethical. Yesterday, he ...
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