The economics of Hugo ChavezMarch 7, 2013 Tim WorstallJohnny Foreigner6 CommentsLatin American Caudillo rides commodity boom. Nope, we\’ve never seen that before now have we? previousIn honour of the passing of Hugo Chavez, I have had his initials inscribed onto my bathroom taps.nextWonkish point on banks and recognising losses 6 thoughts on “The economics of Hugo Chavez” Matthew L March 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm The Cuban government have praised Hugo Chavez saying that he embodied revolutionary socialism. Presumably they mean dead after a long period of rotting away from the inside. Shinsei1967 March 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm Fortunately for Chavez he actually had what most lefties here assume we have – a magic money tree (in guisebofvmassive oil reserves). Unfortunately Snr Chavez still seems to have run a disastrous economy. jorge c. March 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm Chávez was a bad copy of Juan Domingo Perón, and Perón was a bad copy of… Benito Mussolini. I am a 68 years old uruguayan, who remembers Perón very well. Argentina is still suffering from Perón’s governments Serf March 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm ….Fortunately for Chavez he actually had what most lefties here assume we have johnny bonk March 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm @serf there is a magic money tree, though you have threaten it rather than shake it. So Much For Subtlety March 8, 2013 at 10:26 am We have rarely seen so much ar$e licking from the mainstream Left. Since the end of Stalinism, they seem berefit. I suppose every Wormtongue needs someone Great and Powerful to serve. If Mordor has fallen then some operatic semi-heroic buffoon far away will do. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.