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Los líderes del pensamiento mágico

June 8, 2020

Se ha vuelto común oír que las negligentes políticas de Jair Bolsonaro y Donald Trump respecto de la pandemia responden a que estos presidentes priorizan la economía de sus países sobre la salud de su población. En el caso de Trump, se subraya que necesita llegar a noviembre sin una economía en ruinas pues sino su reelección es virtualmente imposible. No estoy convencido. O, mejor dicho, este diagnóstico, sin ser incorrecto, resulta crucialmente incompleto: antes que presidentes partidarios del laissez faire, son líderes que pertenecen a una vieja tradición política antiracionalista.

Alberto Vergara
Universidad del Pacífico

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