There’s a Mercal for Dollars and it’s called Cadivi

This little video is just too cool: the center-left data nerd’s case against the undercover backwards wealth redistribution of the Chávez era.

Listen, I don’t actually think this works as electoral propaganda: it’s at least 63% too wonky for that. The narrative they build runs directly counter to too many story lines that are too well financed and too well entrenched, both at home and abroad. And it operates on a level of abstraction and at a pace likely to strain anyone who hasn’t sat through an economics course already.

Still: what they’re saying is true, damn it, and that has to count for something.

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