In Goodman's article titled "Argentina Was Supposed to be over Populism. Economic Misery Could Bring it Back", he discuses Argentina's past and current economic situation. Mr. Marci, the current president has taken many steps to liberalize the Argentinean economy and open it up to the world. For example, he cut fuel, electricical and transportation subsidies as well as creating the open skies policy which helped bring in airline jobs.
However, with poverty affectin more than a third of the country and inflation above 50 percent, the poor are begining to demand help. Specifically, they want to turn to a past president Nestor Kirchner and use his policies which became known as "kirchnerism." This would include things like cash grants to the poor and taxes on farm exports which would in hand keep argentine food prices lower.
This situtation is interesting to watch because it goes along with many of the themes of this block. Specifically, the distributional outcomes of governement policies having a political effect on domestic opionions. Now President Marci is facing a populist movement which could close Argentina to trade and deprive it of long term benifits in order to help impoverished people in the short term.
See the Article Here.