Re: Economist slips up over Venezuela

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Wed Sep 22 2004 - 20:34:00 EDT

For this seminar week I don't think we're supposed to be talking
about things other than commodities in Hilbert space, not even
commodities in Riemann folds.

So very quickly...

At 10:32 AM +0100 9/21/04, Paul Bullock wrote:
>the Economist Mag has slipped up a bit on Venezuela ...on Sept 1  it
>states  the PDVSA
>'has been weakened  by a power  struggle in 2002-03 between its
>managers and the president'..
>..this  is typical  of the English  bourgeoisie......happily, or
>sometimes with a certain hypocritical   'regretfulness',   admitting
>the truth  of the past,  only to concentrate on concealing or lying
>about the present.
>Of course those who  insist it was a popular anti government   'strike'

I never did.

>...have to feel    let down by  such admissions...

I don't.

>but ...thats    the problem  with  happily  quoting the millionaires
>editorials so uncritically.

I don't think I did. I did send an analysis by James Petras to which
Michael L replied by pointing to Petras' criticisms of Cuba's recent
economic policies. ? I don't think you had anything to say about it. ?

>Paul   Bullock.

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