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Peronists and Ag Exports

Argentina’s productive agriculture sector rooted for Mauricio Macri in this past weekend’s presidential election. They vividly recall the Kirchner regime’s heavy use of export taxes on agriculture to fund the government. While the Kircher’s were Peronists, a populist party that takes from the landed and wealthy in order to help the poor, it is unclear that the history of the Peronist party in Argentina is bad for production agriculture. One of the analytical problems is the fact that the Peronists have ruled during most of the years since 1946. Argentine agricultural exports have risen and fallen during Peronists regimes, governments ruled by the military and years like the past four when other parties controlled po...

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