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IPFS News Link • Chile

Choosing the Wrong Future

•, by Jeff Thomas

It did not. The experiment was a dramatic failure and only four years later, Chile switched sides and elected a conservative billionaire businessman, Sebastián Piñera.

At that time, a trickle of people from North America were coming to the conclusion that the US and Canada were sliding away from traditional values and that their future might be in jeopardy if they remained there.

They sought another country where they might move in order to escape the North American decline.

One trend amongst libertarians at that time was to focus on Chile, as the country was considered to have made its political mistake and was now correcting it, under the new ultraconservative president. Chile was welcoming expatriates with open arms and seemed to be one of the most promising countries on the map where a libertarian community might be created.