When an army, backed by a foreign secret police force, stages a coup d’etat and overthrows a democratic government and then establishes a dictatorship over the population for years, including murdering thousands, is that not ‘terrorism’?!
Should not those corporations and people who benefitted from this terrorism be forced to surrender that wealth to help those who have suffered?
Can the ‘free market’ still be called ‘free’ if it is imposed by bayonets?
What are the implications for the economists who were part of the group or ‘school’ who were involved with ‘experimenting’ with these people’s lives/livelihoods?
Are these people not also as guilty as the secret police and military who carried out the torture, murder and imprisonment of thousands of civilians?
These are just some of the questions that I am thinking about as I remember the 38th anniversary of the violent overthrow of the democratically elected, socialist government of Salvador Allende of Chile, 11 September 1973.