Re: ECON:MEDIA: Chavez Slams Market Capitalism

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 15:54:29 MDT

On Sat, Sep 08, 2001 at 12:31:22PM -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> What Chavez is doing is trying to leverage Venezuela's oil wealth into
> constructing a latin only trade bloc to compete against the FTAA. He is
> smart in wishing to be the big fish in a small pond rather than a small
> fish in a big one.

Point of note: the US government is apparently trying to use the FTAA
to ram through legislation similar to the DMCA throughout the Americans.

Maybe you should be rooting for Chavez, Ortega, et al; they may be half-
assed and they may espouse an ideology you don't like, but they haven't
been coopted by the machine that's trying to strip you of your basic
civil rights as fast as it can.

-- Charlie

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